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Now that back-to-school is in full swing and family schedules have ramped back up to insanely crazy, it’s time to get a handle on the daily dinner dilemma. Starting with these Instant Pot Asian Lettuce Wraps.

These wraps are one of the recipes included in the “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book is just your busy family has been craving — a cookbook chock full of 175 easy, family-favorite meals that can all be made quickly in the hottest (and most convenient) kitchen appliance for under $12/meal!!

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Instant Pot Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Excerpted from The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book by Aileen Clark. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photography by James Stefiuk. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

This sweet and healthy dinner is made with ground pork and a flavor-filled Asian sauce. If you cannot find bib lettuce at your local grocer then butter lettuce may be used.

• Total Recipe Cost: $10.27
• Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
• Cook Time: 8 minutes

Serves 4

Instant Pot Asian Lettuce Wraps Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground pork
2 medium carrots, diced
1 medium bunch green onions, sliced
1⁄2 cup water
1 cup hoisin sauce
1 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained
1 small head bib lettuce

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Instant Pot Asian Lettuce Wraps Directions

Press Sauté button on Instant Pot®. Add oil, ground pork, carrots, and green onions to Instant Pot®. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.

Pour in water and deglaze bottom of pot. Turn Instant Pot® off.

In a small bowl, mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes together. Pour sauce and water chestnuts over pork. Do not stir.

Close lid and set pressure release to Sealing.

Press Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust time to 2 minutes.

When the timer beeps, allow pressure to release naturally and then unlock lid and remove it.

Mix ingredients together. Scoop pork into bib lettuce leaves and serve.

PER SERVING

CALORIES: 533 | FAT: 26g | PROTEIN: 30g | SODIUM: 4,642mg | FIBER: 6g | CARBOHYDRATES: 45g | SUGAR: 22g

WHAT IS HOISIN SAUCE?

Hoisin sauce is a popular Asian sauce made with soybeans, sweet potato, sesame seeds, garlic, and chili pepper. It’s dark red hue and sweetness add a lot of color and flavor to this dish.

Yield: 4

Instant Pot Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Enjoy these delicious asian lettuce wraps in no time at all when you use an Instant Pot!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 small head bib lettuce

Instructions

Press Sauté button on Instant Pot®. Add oil, ground pork, carrots, and green onions to Instant Pot®. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. 

Pour in water and deglaze bottom of pot. Turn Instant Pot® off. 

In a small bowl, mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes together. Pour sauce and water chestnuts over pork. Do not stir. 

Close lid and set pressure release to Sealing. 

Press Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust time to 2 minutes. 

When the timer beeps, allow pressure to release naturally and then unlock lid and remove it. 

Mix ingredients together. Scoop pork into bib lettuce leaves and serve.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 26gSodium: 4642mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 6gSugar: 22gProtein: 30g

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About the Author

Aileen Clark is a recipe developer and food blogger at AileenCooks.com. She has been featured on Huffington Post, Today Parents, and Money Saving Mom and her recipes have been shared on Food Gawker, ParadeCommunity Table, Country Living, and Happy Hooligans.

She was recognized as one of the top parenting bloggers in Sacramento and has partnered with many major brands, including: NABISCO, Better Than Bouillon, Red Baron, Ling Ling, Huggies, Fisher-Price, StarKist, and Macy’s.

Aileen’s mission is to connect with other moms in a way that helps make their lives easier and more fun.

She loves creating new recipes for the Instant Pot and runs an Instant Pot group on Facebook focused on troubleshooting recipes and helping new users find success with cooking in the Instant Pot.

Aileen lives in Northern California with her husband and three children.

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