Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps – EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

One of the top 5 most popular recipes on my entire blog is for these P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe} and the Facebook video has currently been viewed 21 million times. So just a wee bit popular.

Since I love lettuce wraps, and apparently all of you do too, it was time to branch out from the typical chicken lettuce wraps I make and try something new.

These spicy pork wraps are so easy, ready in less than 20 minutes, high protein, naturally gluten-free, and will become a keeper in your dinner rotation.

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

For the filling I used Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage. It’s a premium, fresh sausage with a unique blend of signature seasonings. It’s the only sausage that makes your favorite recipes shine.

It definitely made these wraps shine and we couldn’t get enough of them. They’re perfectly spicy yet have a lovely fresh quality about them while still being hearty enough to keep you satisfied.

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

To make the pork filling spicy, I used 3 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce. The filling was just spicy enough for us (we like spicy food) but not fire alarm in your mouth spicy. You can find both the chili garlic sauce and hoisin sauce in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

The wraps take on an Asian vibe thanks to the chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and more. They’re a spicy cousin to these popular Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

If you want to make it even spicier, add sriracha and/or start out with Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Sausage to get that fire going.

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

Conversely, if you’re cooking these for kiddos or people who don’t like too much spice, then take it easy on the chili garlic sauce (1 tablespoon) and skip the sriracha.

It’s a very flexible and adaptable recipe.

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps – EASY, ready in 20 minutes, perfectly SPICY yet wonderfully fresh!! Just enough heat to keep you going back for more! A new dinnertime WINNER!!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • one 16-ounce package Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage (Hot Sausage may be substituted)
  • 1 medium/large sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, diced small
  • one 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and diced small
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Asian chili garlic sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha, optional and to taste
  •  2 teaspoons ground ginger or 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 to 3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
  • butter lettuce or ‘living lettuce’ leaves, for serving

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the oil, Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage, onions and cook over medium-high heat until sausage is cooked through; stir intermittently and crumble sausage while cooking to ensure even cooking.
  2. Add the water chestnuts, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, optional sriracha, ginger, pepper, stir to combine, and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until water chestnuts are warmed and soften slightly; stir intermittently. Taste filling and make any necessary flavor adjustments, i.e. more chili garlic sauce, hoisin, pepper, etc.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling into the lettuce leaves and evenly garnish with green onions before serving. Recipe is best warm and fresh but filling will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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8 comments on “Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps”

  1. Hi, just a off topic ? Do you think you could ever go back to your loveveggiesandyoga days where you were a strict vegetarian? Do you think you would miss meat? Btw averie I have made a few of your chicken recipes and they are always good.

  2. Perfect dinner idea for the first day of Spring! So fresh and delicious looking!

  3. If you aren’t using a Gluten Free Soy Sauce, the spicy pork wraps are not a “naturally Gluten Free” recipe. Just fyi.

  4. I love yourchicken lettuce wraps so we tried these for lunch today. So good!! The spice level was right for us and I even added a scant TBS of sriracha which really isn’t that much in a recipe this size. I have been a little hesitant to try sriracha but I can handle it in small doses!

    • I am glad you added a tiny bit of sriracha and have been upping your ante with heat levels…always good to be adventurous :)

      Glad you enjoyed these and have a great rest of your weekend!

  5. I love the pf chang wrap recipe but this was inspiring to add all these different flavors into the rotation. Can’t wait – yum!

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