Pork mince lettuce cups

Recipe: Pork mince lettuce cups

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Recipe by Vegetables.co.nz, a not-for-profit organization

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp crushed ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups finely chopped mushrooms
  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Hoisin sauce (optional)
  • 2 tsp Chinese rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 iceberg lettuce as cups
  • ½ cup chopped coriander


  1. Heat the sesame oil in a wok and add the onion and carrots and stir fry until soft.
  2. Add ginger, garlic and mushrooms and continue to cook until mushrooms have become soft and no longer leak liquid.
  3. Add pork and stir fry until cooked through.
  4. Add the soy sauce, Hoisin sauce (if using) and vinegar and heat through.
  5. Place mixture into lettuce leaves.
  6. Sprinkle with coriander and serve warm.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Total fat11.7g
– saturated fat3.6g
– sugars7.9g

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