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Thai Beef Lettuce Wrap

thai beef lettuce wrapMakes 6 servings

1 pound lean ground beef

1 small yellow onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

6 green onions, trimmed, sliced on a diagonal

1/2 cup each, chopped basil

1/2 cup chopped mint

1 can (8 ounces) drained water chestnuts, chopped, optional

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed, or to taste

Juice of 1 lime

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped peanuts

18 large iceberg or Boston lettuce leaves, washed, patted dry

1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 2 minutes. Toward end of browning, add yellow onion; cook, 5 minutes. Add the garlic; cook, 2 minutes o until beef is cooked through.

2. Remove meat mixture from skillet; drain off fat. Put cooked meat in a serving bowl. Add green onions, basil, mint, water chestnuts, red pepper flakes and lime juice. Stir to blend. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts. Serve with lettuce leaves. To eat, spoon meat onto leaves, wrapping burrito-style.

Nutrition information: Per serving: 176 calories, 47 percent of calories from fat, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 46 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrates, 17 g protein, 755 mg sodium, 2 g fiber

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