Biltmore Inspirations Red Hot Lettuce Wraps is a new recipe created by Food columnist, cookbook author and Biltmore Inspirations featured chef, Debby Maugans. The dish features our ever popular Red Hot Pepper Spread. You can purchase it in sets of two jars, and you’ll find it in Meal Kit #4 along with seven other items from our gourmet food pantry selections. Meal Kit #4 comes with a set of easy to follow recipes for five entrée’s, plus a grocery list. What a great idea for a quick to prepare (cooks within 30 minutes) and easy recipe for weeknight meals.
1 pound lean ground turkey or beef
1/2 cup Red Hot Pepper Spread from Biltmore Inspirations
3 T. soy sauce
1 T. rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
2 t. Asian (dark) sesame oil, optional
16 lettuce leaves, such as Boston, Bibb, butter, or iceberg
Cook turkey or beef in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Pour off any fat from skillet. Add Red Hot Pepper Spread, soy sauce, rice vinegar, water chestnuts, green onion, and sesame oil, if desired, cook, stirring frequently until mixture is hot and onions just begin to wilt, 2 to 3 minutes.
Arrange lettuce leaves around outer edge of a large serving platter, and spoon meat mixture into the center.
Guests can spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf and wrap like a burrito.
(The spread is made of red peppers and jalapenos mixed with vinegar and sugar to make a spicy spread. Purchase price $16.98 for two 7.6-oz. jars. For details about Meal Kit #4, refer to Page 61 of our Fall Catalog.)