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Asian Inspired Ground Venison Lettuce Wraps

These cool, crisp lettuce wraps are the perfect warm weather meal. Quick, easy and bursting with Asian flavor, these lettuce wraps will be a new family weeknight favorite!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword Asian, dairy free, keto, lettuce wraps, low carb, peanut
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 8 oz. can water chestnuts drained and diced
  • 6 oz. cremini or white button mushrooms cleaned and diced in ¼” pieces
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced or grated
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. gluten free soy sauce or Tamari
  • 3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener
  • 2 tsp. sriracha hot sauce optional
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce washed and separated into individual leaves
  • Garnish: sliced green onions and chopped dry roasted salted peanuts

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, vinegar, peanut butter, sesame oil, sugar or substitute and sriracha. Stir to combine and set aside.  
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and venison to the pan and start browning. Season with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. After 2-3 minutes, add the mushrooms, water chestnuts and green onions and continue to cook until meat is brown and has started to caramelize. At this point you should have some bits sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the water to the pan and stir, scraping up all the caramelized bits off the bottom of the pan.  
  3. Pour in the prepared sauce and stir into the meat mixture. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until there is no liquid left in the pan.

    To serve, place about ¼ cup of the meat mixture in to the center of a lettuce leaf. Top with sliced green onion and chopped peanuts, roll up and enjoy!