Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps are a quick and flavorful Asian-inspired recipe that can be served as an easy entrée or tasty appetizer.


For the Sauce:

  • ⅓ cup coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (may sub 1 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger (may sub ½ tsp. ground ginger)
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

For the Pork:

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 2 cups diced mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, diced

For serving and topping:

  • Lettuce leaves (butter lettuce, bib or green lettuce)
  • Shredded cabbage and carrot mix
  • Green onion, sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Roasted cashews, chopped
  • Sesame seeds
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Lime wedge


  1. In a small mason jar or bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Whisk well with fork and set aside.
  2. In a large pan over medium-high heat, add the ground pork, diced mushrooms, diced onion and a little salt and pepper. Cook for about 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add water chestnuts and continue to cook until pork is cooked through.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the sauce to the pan plus 2 Tbsp. additional water (add the water to the empty mason jar that contained the sauce, then shake up and pour in).
  4. Bring to a low simmer and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes or until sauce is mostly absorbed. Stir occasionally.
  5. Serve pork in a lettuce leaf and top with desired toppings.

Created in partnership with The Real Food RDs.