Beer-And-Sriracha-Marinated Beef Lettuce Cups

“This dish is based on umami, which is popularly referred to as savoriness. It is one of the five basic tastes together with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Marinade for at least 1 hour, but up to 24 hours. From NPR.”
1hr 55mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the marinade, whisk together soy sauce, beer, garlic, sugar, 2 tablespoons lime juice, Sriracha and sesame oil in a large bowl. Add meat and toss to coat. Let sit at room temperature 1 hour or refrigerate covered up to 24 hours.
  2. To Prepare Condiments. Toss carrot with remaining lime juice and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Place peppers, green onions, mint, cilantro, sesame seeds, sriracha and rice in individual serving bowls. Arrange lettuce on a platter.
  3. To Prepare the Steak: Heat peanut or vegetable oil in a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add beef strips in batches in one layer without overcrowding. Brown on both sides. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
  4. Once all the beef has been browned, pour the remaining marinade and any collected meat juices into the skillet. Bring to a boil, scraping up any bits and reduce until somewhat thickened. Pour into a small bowl.
  5. To serve, top a lettuce leaf with a few spoonfuls of rice, 1-2 meat strips, and a spoonful of the marinade reduction. Sprinkle with the other condiments and drizzle with sriracha. Roll up and eat.

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