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Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps (Video)

Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are one of my favorite quick low-carb dinners, and anyone who enjoys Sriracha is going to love this tasty dinner idea. 

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You may have noticed I have quite a few recipes for lettuce wraps on this blog, and they’re on the menu often at my house.  But despite the abundance of lettuce wrap recipes to choose from, these Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are a quick low-carb dinner that I find myself making over and over.

There are so many favorite flavors here that go perfectly with the beef and Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), like fish sauce, lime, green onion, and cilantro, and if you like Thai flavors at all, you’re going to love this recipe as much as I do.  And for cilantro-haters, I recommend just doubling the amount of green onions and this will still be amazing without the cilantro.

I recently got a wonderful new camera, so one day when I was making these lettuce wraps again I decided to snap a few photos. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while but have never tried this recipe, I hope the new photos will get you to try it. It can be on the table in well under 30 minutes, and Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps just might become your new favorite dinner!

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How to Make Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps:

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  1. Cook one pound of lean ground beef until it’s completely done and starting to lightly brown.
  2. While the beef cooks, mix together the fish sauce, Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), and water. I like Red Boat Fish Sauce (affiliate link) which is gluten-free and Paleo.
  3. Also zest one large lime and squeeze the juice, slice the green onions and chop the cilantro (or double the amount of green onions if you don’t want cilantro.)
  4. Prepare the lettuce cups in the size you prefer.
  5. When the beef is nicely browned, stir in the Sriracha sauce mixture and cook until the water evaporates.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in the lime zest, lime juice, green onions, and cilantro (if using).
  7. That’s it! Put it inside a lettuce wrap and devour!

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Please come back and let me know if you end up making this over and over. And this is so flavorful, I’d say this is one time when the cilantro is 100% optional!

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Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are a quick and easy for a tasty low-carb weeknight dinner.


  • 2 tsp. cooking oil of your choice
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 T fish sauce (see notes)
  • 1-2 T Sriracha Sauce (depending on how much heat you want)
  • 2 T water
  • zest from one large lime
  • juice from one large lime (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (see notes)
  • 2 small heads iceberg lettuce, washed and cut into cups


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan over medium-high heat, then cook the beef until it’s cooked through and starting to brown, breaking apart with a turner as it cooks.
  2. While beef cooks, mix together the fish sauce, Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), and water in a small bowl.
  3. Zest the skin of the lime and squeeze the juice.  (You may need two limes to get enough juice, but only use the zest from one lime.)
  4. Thinly slice the green onions and chop the cilantro.
  5. Most iceberg lettuce doesn’t need washing, but remove the outer leaves. Cut out the core and cut the lettuce into quarters to make “cups” to hold the beef mixture.
  6. When the beef is done, add the Sriracha Sauce mixture and let it sizzle until the water has evaporated, stirring a few times to get the flavor mixed through the meat.
  7. Turn off the heat and stir in the lime zest, lime juice, sliced green onions, and chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve meat mixture with iceberg lettuce leaves to fill with meat and wrap around it, to be eaten with your hands.


I use Red Boat Fish Sauce (affiliate link) for this recipe, which is gluten-free and Paleo. You want about 1 1/2 T lime juice, so use two limes if needed. If you're not a cilantro fan, use more thinly sliced green onion.This was definitely still good when the meat mixture was kept in the fridge and reheated for a very short time in the microwave, but I liked it best freshly made.

This recipe adapted from Nigella Fresh.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 711mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 32g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
As long as you use ground beef with less than 10% fat, Low-Carb Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are a great recipe for any phase of the  South Beach Diet. This would be great for other types of low-glycemic or low-carb diet plans as well; other diet plans may prefer higher-fat ground beef. The recipe could also be easily adapted to be Paleo or Whole 30 by using approved hot sauce, fish sauce, and an approved oil.

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    59 Comments on “Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps (Video)”

  1. I have been making this recipe since last year and I have come back to say THANK YOU for this amazing dish! My husband and I go crazy for it! I have made it many times now and experimented with different ingredients. We've found that adding ginger and sometimes substituting oyster sauce for the fish sauce give it a new twist. Sometimes we'll saute some mushrooms and zucchini with the beef before we add in all the condiments. No matter what, it is always so delicious! Thanks again and know you have two adoring fans!

    • Hi Tracy, so happy to hear this has been a favorite for you. I'm a big fan of this recipe as well; I will have to try some of your experiments! Thanks for the nice thoughts!

  2. Laura, what a good idea!

  3. I made this using chick peas instead of ground beef, and it was delicious! I mashed them up slightly when I added the sauce mix.

  4. Try Boston lettuce with this, they are much more lettuce wrap friendly than the iceberg stuff.

  5. Thank you for the feedback! Maybe my lime was just really tart. And in retrospect, I realized it did render a lot more juice than 1.5 T as indicated in the recipe, so I probably shouldn't have used as much as I did. I did use 2 T of sriracha. Anyways, thanks again! I am going to try this again later this week and I'll report back! 🙂

  6. I'm surprised, as it thought this tasted much more like Sriracha than it did lime. I even squeezed more lime on it when I ate it! Did you use the 2 T of Sriracha?

    Definitely you could omit the lime though if you prefer it that way. I would add only about 2 T of stock.

  7. I wanted to love this. I made it tonight but unfortunately the lime flavor was really overpowering, and I couldn't taste any of the other ingredients (I was really looking forward to tasting the sriracha :). Do you think it's ok to omit the lime zest and juice completely? Is there anything I can use to substitute for the moisture of the lime juice, like 1/4 cup beef stock or something? I definitely want to try this again, with maybe only a sprinkle of lime juice. Thanks! 🙂

  8. Yes. If you look in South Beach Suggestions (after the recipe) it tells what phase each recipe is suitable for.

  9. Is this a phase 1 recipe?

  10. Jess, so glad you guys enjoyed them!

    Diana, the inspiring recipe had Thai chiles, sauteed before the beef. I never have those on hand and they're a little hard to work with so I subbed Sriracha and loved the results!

  11. What a creative use of Sriracha! I bet they'll get gobbled up in any group setting.

  12. ABSOLUTELY delicious. my boyfriend have been making your lettuce wraps a lot lately and thought we would try this one for a little change. Has a delicious *zing*!!! We added some canned tomatoes that had soaked in oregano, garlic and basil, and also kept in the avocado from the other recipe. 5 stars!!! Wish I was brilliant enough to come up with these on my own too! 🙂

  13. This is so yummy looking! You are so talented! I just started my own recipe blog and I look to yours for inspiration! Keep up the good work! Stop by mine and give me feedback if you can!

  14. Sounds delicious! I bet mint would taste great in there as well.

  15. This is completely my style, my flavors, and I always have fish sauce and Sriracha in the pantry. Going to make this one immediately!

  16. Thanks everyone. So glad people are liking the sound of this. I loved all the flavors in them.

  17. Lettuce wraps are so much fun to eat and I love all the flavors in this recipe – a quick and easy dinner!

  18. I am SUCH a thai food fanatic and you're right…these wraps sound great! Full of so much flavor!

  19. Love these, Kalyn. They might give the Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps a good run for their money! 😉 Shared on my gfe Facebook page. 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  20. I love iceberg lettuce. A lovely simple recipe Kalyn. I make a similar dish but have never added siracha sauce to it.