• Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps


    1 lb. lean ground beef
    1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    6 green onions, trimmed, sliced on a diagonal
    ½ cup basil, chopped
    ½ cup mint, chopped
    1 8-oz. can water chestnuts, drained, chopped (optional)
    3 Tbsp. fish sauce
    1 tsp.7 Chili Blend Hot Pepper Seasoning

    1 lime, juiced (discard rind)
    ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
    ¼ cup peanuts, chopped (for garnish)
    18 large iceburg or Boston lettuce leaves, washed, patted dry


    1.Brown ground beef in a large skillet, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 2 minutes.

    2.Toward end of browning add yellow onion and cook 5 minutes.

    3.Add garlic and cook 2 minutes.

    4.Drain off fat and transfer to a serving bowl.

    5.Add green onions, basil, mint, water chestnuts, fish sauce, 7 Chili Blend Hot Pepper Seasoning, and lime juice. Stir to blend.

    6.Garnish with cilantro and peanuts.

    7.To serve, spoon mixture onto lettuce leaves, wrapping burrito-style.