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Asian mince lettuce cups

Recipe from: 25 January 2013
lettuce cups

Ingredients 15
Servings 5
Time 00:15


  • 1
    glug PnP Finest extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1
    medium onion - finely sliced
  • 2
    garlic - ginger and chilli paste
  • 125
    button mushrooms - sliced
  • 500
    ostrich and beef mince
  • 1
    beef stock powder
  • 2
    star anise (optional)
  • 60
    sweet chilli sauce
  • 3
    soya sauce
  • 1
  • 1
    packet spring onion - chopped
  • 1
    packet bean sprouts
  • 1/2
    packet coriander or basil leaves
  • 1
    packet raw peanuts
  • 1
    medium iceberg lettuce - separated


Heat oil in a pan and fry onion to soften. Add paste and mushrooms.

Fry for a further 2-3 minutes, remove from pan and set aside.

Heat more oil and fry mince until well browned. Add onion mixture, stock powder, star anise, sauces and water.

Simmer for 20 minutes until sauce has thickened and reduced. Serve mince with remaining ingredients in lettuce cups

Great idea: Cook spaghetti or egg noodles according to packet instructions and serve with leftover mince for spaghetti bolognese, Chinese-style.

Note: replace beef and ostrich mince with chicken, turkey or pork mince if desired.

This recipe is sponsored by Pick n Pay and was created by Fresh Living magazine.

Read more on: recipe  |  beef  |  shallow-fry  |  asian

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