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Korean Gochujang Lettuce Wraps

Quick Gochujang Lettuce Wraps

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -10 servings 1x


This quick Gochujang Lettuce Wraps recipe is easy to make in about 20 minutes with the most delicious 4-ingredient gochujang sauce, plus your choice of protein and veggies.



Lettuce Wraps Ingredients:

  • 1 pound steak (or chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu*), sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
  • 810 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • optional garnishes: thinly-sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds

Easy Gochujang Sauce Ingredients:


  1. Make the sauce.  Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl until combined.  Taste and add any extra maple syrup (to sweeten) or gochujang (for spice) if would like.
  2. Cook the protein.  Season the steak (or your preferred protein) with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper.  Heat oil in a large sauté pan or wok over high heat.  Add the steak and garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the steak is browned and tender.  Remove pan from heat and stir in half of the gochujang sauce until it has evenly coated the steak.
  3. Assemble the lettuce wraps.  Portion a spoonful of the saucy steak into each lettuce cup, topped with a few cucumbers and carrots, an extra small drizzle of the remaining sauce, and your desired garnishes.
  4. Serve warm.  And enjoy!


Protein: Feel free to stir-fry 1 pound (more or less) of any of the following proteins.  Cooking time will vary a bit according to whichever protein you choose, but just stir-fry until it is cooked through.

  • Beef: Either steak (such as a flank steak or sirloin) or ground beef
  • Chicken: Either boneless skinless chicken breasts or ground chicken
  • Pork: Either boneless pork chops or ground pork
  • Shrimp: Peeled and deveined
  • Tofu: Extra-firm tofu