Garlic-Ginger Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Make succulent pork to fill lettuce wraps at home using your pressure cooker or your slow cooker, we've got directions for either! Add all your favorite lettuce wrap toppers or set out dishes for each so everyone can pick and choose their toppers.

Garlic-Ginger Pork Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Bring To Pressure Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 41 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon sherry or apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 - 2 ¼ pound boneless pork loin chops (8), trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (sambal olek)

  • 1 large head butterhead (Boston or Bibb), cored and separated into leaves

  • Toppings, such as shredded carrots, sliced radishes, chopped peanuts, sliced green onions, and/or chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Directions

  1. In a small bowl stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, garlic, ginger, and chili garlic sauce. Set aside. Prepare as directed using desired cooker, below.

Fast 6 minute cook time

  1. For a 6 qt. electric pressure cooker use the saute setting to cook pork in hot oil, in batches if necessary, 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion and water chestnuts. Pour soy sauce mixture over pork mixture. Lock lid in place. Set an electric cooker on high to cook 6 minutes. For stove top cookers, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 6 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, quickly release pressure. Open lid carefully. Using a slotted spoon, divide pork among lettuce leaves. Add desired toppings.

Slow 4 hour low or 2 hour high cook time

  1. In an extra-large skillet cook pork in hot oil over medium-high heat, in batches if necessary, 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add onion and water chestnuts. Pour soy sauce mixture over pork mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on low 4 hours or high 2 hours until pork is tender. Using a slotted spoon, divide pork among lettuce leaves. Add desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 6.1mg 31%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 660mg 14%
Folate, total 37mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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