Paleo Asian Lettuce Cups

Looking for a light mid week meal? Perhaps something you can serve to friends at a dinner party, or as an entree? Then you should try these super easy paleo asian beef lettuce cups. This light meal can be enjoyed as is or as part of a banquet.

My love of asian dishes does not cease. I am always looking for a new way to enjoy the flavours. As the weather warms here, I want lighter meals. I don’t want the heavy comfort food so often enjoyed in the cooler, hibernating months of winter. Though light and easy, I still want to taste those same flavours. This meal ticks those boxes.

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Paleo Asian Beef Lettuce Cups

1kg beef, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, finely diced
1/2 – 1 tsp sambal oelek
3/4 cup tamari
1/4 cup coconut barbeque sauce
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp raw honey
15 iceberg lettuce cups
2 spring onions to garnish

In a hot pan, please the minced beef and brown.
Once just browned add the garlic and shallots, and cook through for a minute.
Place the remaining ingredients into the pan and mix through the meat evenly.
Cook the meat and liquid on med-high so that the sauce reduces and caramelises itself to the meat.
Once cooked, spoon into lettuce cups and sprinkle with chopped spring onions.
Serve and enjoy!


These paleo asian beef lettuce cups are perfect for that mid week meal or to serve on a large platter for a dinner party. They don’t take long to prepare, so you can have them cooking and ready to eat in about 20 minutes. They can be a little messy to eat, but so are many of the best foods out there.

Brooke x

4 thoughts on “Paleo Asian Lettuce Cups

  1. I’ve noticed in some recipes you use Tamari and others you opt for coconut aminos. Is the sauce you choose dependent on the flavours of the dish?

    • Coconut Amino’s is the better choice out of the two Danielle. Tamari is still soy based, but originally I couldn’t course it easily where I lived. Its become more available now. They are they same thing though and a replacement for commercial soy sauces.

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