Nourish PA: Orange Beef Lettuce Cups

Savory and healthy, these Asian-inspired lettuce cups are an easy, simple supper that you can put together in under 25 minutes. Ground beef crumbles get a big pop of flavor from an orange-soy sauce, and then they’re wrapped up in tender leaves of lettuce with some crunchy veggies as toppings. For a heartier main dish, feel free to serve with a batch of steamed white or brown rice!

Orange Beef Lettuce Cups

Serves 4
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
10 min 12 min 22 min


  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 head bibb lettuce, leaves separated


  1. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, orange juice and cornstarch together until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, breaking up into small crumbles with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked and golden-brown, about 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in soy sauce mixture and 2 green onions and cook, stirring constantly until sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Layer beef mixture, carrots, tomatoes and remaining green onions on lettuce leaves. Serve and enjoy.
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