Portions:
6

Serving Size:
2 lettuce wraps

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Lower Protein

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1-1/2 medium cucumber
  • 1-1/2 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1-1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 12 iceberg lettuce leaves

Preparation

  1. Mince garlic clove. Chop cucumber and bell pepper.
  2. Mix the ground meat until well combined with garlic, sherry, soy sauce, red chili sauce, brown sugar and ginger in a medium bowl.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  4. Add the beef mixture and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until cooked through (about three minutes).
  5. Stir in the sesame oil and keep warm.
  6. Heat the rice.
  7. Combine cucumber and red bell pepper in a bowl.
  8. Fill each lettuce leaf with 2-1/2 tablespoons ground beef, 1/4 cup cucumber/red pepper mixture and 2 tablespoons white rice. Wrap and enjoy!

Helpful hints

  • Look for Asian-style chili sauce. Compare to find the lowest sodium brand.
  • Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef.
  • Dry vermouth can be substituted for sherry cooking wine.
  • Serve with green tea.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 224

Protein 18 g

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 51 mg

Sodium 195 mg

Potassium 460 mg

Phosphorus 178 mg

Calcium 36 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

1

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