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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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Watch the video to see if you’d like to make Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps!

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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)”

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  2. Whoa! These were rocking! I added a couple TBS of peanut butter. My husband and teens liked them so much I had to make more for seconds.

    Thank you for another speedy and tasty meal to add to my repertoire!

  3. Wow! My husband made this tonight, changing the fish sauce to Worcester sauce ( he doesn’t like fish sauce)! and adding some garlic. Super delicious! I lost count of how many lettuce leaves I filled. I’m happy and very full, and I’m headed to Kalyn’s site to look for other leaf wrapped delights. Such a healthy way to eat. 

  4. This was such a great recipe! 🤯🤤 Although, I omitted the cilantro (don’t like it) I replaced it with Basil & Parsley. I didn’t have Fish sauce so I used soy sauce! It turned out delicious although I would use just 1 lime next time!🤗

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  8. Made these tonight for dinner!! They were amazing!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!

  9. Big hit!  Just made this tonight using ground turkey. Thank you! 

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  11. We absolutely loved this! Thank you so much!!!

  12. I just made it for lunch and it’s super tasty!! What are the keto macros? Protein? Carbs? Fats? Calories?

    • I’m not able to provide nutritional information for the recipes for several reason, including the additional time it takes, the difficulty in doing it accurately, and the sheer number of recipes on my site. If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. That’s all I can do at this time. Thanks for understanding.

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  15. been making for a couple years now and it's always a hit. we use boston lettuce and i make two batches…..with 2 different spice levels for me and the kids. yum yum

  16. I tried this recipe tonight and it was very good. I especially like how quick it was to make. I thought I had a bottle of fish sauce but I didn't, so I had to think up a quick substitution and ended up using a teaspoon of sesame oil and a few dashes of soy sauce. Next time I will make sure I have everything. It was still very delicious. I've been following you for 7 or 8 years and I'm amazed at how much your sight has grown and how I keep using your recipes over and over. Thanks for all the kitchen inspiration.

  17. Kalyn, your pictures are beautiful! What is the name and model of your wonderful new camera? I am looking to up-date mine. Thank you!
    Also, the recipe looks yummy!

    • Thanks Lisa. I completely splurged and got the new Canon 5D Mark IV, it's expensive but I am in love with it. ( It's this one. Before that I had the Canon 6D, which is also a wonderful camera for quite a bit less money!

  18. Yes, please.

    I've had a really hard time getting dinner on the table in the last 10 days or so (well, besides Thanksgiving.) I'm adding this to the menu for tomorrow. Quick, easy and GOOD. Thank you.

  19. I am allergic to fish. Do you think this would be good without the fish sauce?

    • The fish sauce does add a lot of flavor. There are recipes on the web for "vegan fish sauce" that doesn't have fish, or if you don't want to bother with that I'd replace it with soy sauce.

  20. You never mention draining the beef. I've never added oil to cook beef either though so I did not drain it. Is that correct?

    • This recipe uses really lean beef and only 2 tsp. of oil, so there won't be much to drain if you use that. If you have fattier beer you might want to drain off some of the fat.