Crock Pot Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps With Potsticker Sauce {Freezer Meal}

lettuce wraps

Are you looking for an Asian inspired crock pot appetizer or meal? This Korean beef is SO easy to assemble and crock, you won’t believe your eyes. It’s freezer friendly, raw and ready to crock. You can also freeze cooked, cooled leftovers for quick lunches/snacks.

I’m sure you could use ground chicken and reduced sodium soy sauce if you’d like it to be healthier.

This freezer recipe was inspired by Table for Two. Happy eating with lettuce or no lettuce, over rice or lo mein, chopsticks or no chopsticks. Oh the choices!

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps {Freezer Meal}
 

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef, 93 % lean or greater
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. to 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil

Instructions
  1. Label a quart size freezer bag: Add 2 Tbsp. sesame oil to crock. Cook on low 4-6 hours, mash well with potato masher when done. Serve in lettuce leaves or with rice.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except sesame oil in bag, squeezing air out and freeze. Thaw 24 hrs when ready to crock.
  3. OR to make fresh: In the crock pot, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, onion, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes together.
  4. Add beef and stir well with sesame oil. Crock 4-6 hours on low or until done.
  5. Serve inside lettuce leaves with dipping sauce and/or rice if desired.

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Here’s the simple dipping sauce I modified from recipelink:

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper {or chili paste if you have; I didn’t}
  • small hand full sliced green onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 squeeze brown mustard {optional, but I used}

Whisk well and serve in small bowls.

What’s your favorite Asian take-out meal?

 

 

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Comments

  1. Brandette W. says:

    Jackie,
    You mentioned serving these with a dipping sauce, what dipping sauce recipe do you use–I see one pictured as well.

    I just had to tell you yet again what a blessing your blog is to me and my family. I make your recipes all the time! This past month I had 6 of yours on my menu plan alone. We found some really great favorites again: Crockpot Ziti, Homemade Ranch, Chickadilla soup, Chocolate chip cookies, Korean Bulgogi just to name a few that are stars here! I truly look forward to reading your blog and hope you always are able to share your insightful, frugal, and delicious creations with us. You have single-handedly helped me keep in a better grocery budget, cook delicious and easy meals, and show me what being a wonderful mom is through providing our families with these glorious recipes. Thank you so much for all you do, I would be sad without you!

    • Thanks for sharing your heart, Brandette. That’s why I take the time to blog and share with others. I’ll update the post with the link to the dipping sauce. Have a blessed Easter with your family.

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