Gordon Ramsay's chilli beef lettuce wraps

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Gordon Ramsay's chilli beef lettuce wraps | Gordon Ramsay recipes
Gordon Ramsay's chilli beef lettuce wraps | Gordon Ramsay recipes
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

We love Gordon Ramsay recipes on goodtoknow! Simple yet gorgeous-looking, they're perfect for family meals or fancy occasions. They chilli beef wraps are served in lettuce leaves and make lovely starters or snacks


  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 200g lean minced beef
  • 200g minced pork
  • Toasted sesame oil, for frying
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1–2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1tbsp fish sauce
  • Zest of 1 lime, juice of ¹/³
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 little gem lettuces, separated into leaves, to serve
For the dressing
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • ½ red chilli, thinly sliced
  • Small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1–2 tsp fish sauce, to taste
  • 1tsp light brown sugar
  • 1tbsp olive oil

Gordon says: 'It’s really important to get a good colour on the mince.'


  1. Heat a large frying pan and add a little oil. Mix the minced beef and pork together. Season with salt and pepper and mix well to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed. Fry the mince in the hot pan for 5–7 minutes until crisp and brown and broken down to a fine consistency. Drain the crisped mince in a sieve – this will help it stay crispy. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out the pan and add a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli. Fry with a pinch of salt and the sugar for 2 minutes. Add the drained mince and stir to mix.
  3. Add the fish sauce and heat through. Stir in the lime zest and juice, then add the spring onions, stirring for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.
  4. Mix all the dressing ingredients together and adjust to taste.
  5. To serve, spoon some of the mince mixture into the lettuce leaves, drizzle with a little dressing and serve.

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Cheryl Doyle

loved these my son made them is for our dinner ... delicious flavour he added coconut and lime rice on the side to add to lettuce wrap and made a nice light meal all the family ate it and they are very fussy. Just lovely and very different. If you are sick of bolognaise with mince ,try theses .


The best lettuce wrap I've made so far! I topped them off with roughly chopped roasted cashews to give it crunch.


Low-sodium sauces!


The salt comes from the fish and soy sause. You can either find less salty variants of these, don't use as much or mix them with a little oil.


We love the delicious flavors but it was a bit on the salty side. How do you "water down" the sauce so it is less salty? Also, is there a method to make the meat a thinner consistency, even though I tried to break it down it was till to lumpy.


This is really delicious. I'm loving it :) I've also made it with fresh shrimps instead of minced beef. That worked really well.

Rose GRose

I just made this tonight for my husband and I, we loved it. I,ll make it again for sure! Chef Ramsay, thank you!

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