Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 15 min 3
Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps
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681 gm Pork, ground, lean
5 green onion (stem) Green onion (thinly sliced)
1 tbsp minced Ginger root
2 clove(s) Garlic (finely minced)
1 1/2 tsp Fish sauce
1/2 tsp Sriracha
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Lime juice (fresh)
6 tbsp Sweet chili sauce
1 bag (16oz) Coleslaw mix
10 leaf Basil, fresh (rolled up and sliced)
5 leaf Mint, fresh (rolled up and sliced)
3 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1/4 cup Rice vinegar
5 tsp Mayonnaise, low fat
1 medium head Iceberg lettuce
1 tbsp Coconut oil


For meatballs:

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

For the meatballs, mix pork, 4 scallions, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, Sriracha, salt and lime juice in a medium bowl with your hands until evenly combined.

Dampen a paper towel with 1 tbsp coconut oil , and wipe it onto a baking sheet to grease it.

Using about 1 heaping tablespoon of meat mixture each, form meatballs and place them on the baking sheet.

Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes or until they are fully cooked through in the middle, flipping once half way through with a spatula.

For coleslaw:

While meatballs are cooking, make your coleslaw. In a medium bow, combine coleslaw mix, basil, mint, cilantro, and remaining scallions.

To make the dressing, whisk together the rice vinegar, mayonnaise, and sweet chili sauce in a small bowl and pour over the coleslaw, tossing to coat.

Set aside until the meatballs are finished baking.

When the meatballs are done, transfer them to a bowl and toss with 1-2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce.

To assemble, start with a lettuce cup, spoon in a pile of coleslaw, and top with three meatballs
Top with a little extra cilantro (optional), and an extra squeeze of lime juice (highly recommended!)

Note; 1 serving is 2 lettuce wraps

Tip: if you don't want to deal with the lettuce wrap (they can get a bit messy!), just serve the meatballs on a bed of the coleslaw, squeeze a little lime juice on top, and eat with a fork!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 635
Calories from fat 385
Calories from saturated fat 159
Total Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 17.7 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 17.0 g
Cholesterol 150 mg
Sodium 2064 mg
Potassium 1328 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.2 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 10.8 g
Protein 47 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.5
Vegetables 5.9

Energy sources