Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups

Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups Recipe

March 1, 2019

Bored with salads but trying to avoid the high carb counts of sandwiches? These protein-packed Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups are just what you need! A little sweet, a lot savory… fresh and fun!

Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups Recipe

Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained
  • 1/3 cup thick teriyaki marinade or sauce, or more for topping
  • 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 12 medium iceberg or butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions


  1. Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, and seasonings. Cook, stir and crumble until beef is fully cooked and onion has softened, 5 - 7 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add pineapple, teriyaki, and water chestnuts. Cook and stir until hot and well mixed, about 2 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, evenly distribute among lettuce leaves, about 1/4 cup each. Top with scallions.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 215; Carbohydrates 16 grams; Fat 5 grams; Protein 25 grams

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Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups


Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of www.Hungry-Girl.com, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. More than 1,000,000 fans eagerly wait for Hungry Girl’s recipes, food finds, and tips & tricks each weekday.
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