Spicy Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

I created these delicious lettuce wraps tonight and my 20 year old son ate them all. It was a good thing my husband was out of town because I would have had to come up with something else for dinner. I actually had a few of them and he ate the rest. We loved these.  Next time I am going to double the recipe.

Spicy Lettuce Wraps
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Serves 4 as an appetizer, or 2 as a main dish:  Ready in 20 minutes

3 Tbsp. Nama Shoyu (Soy Sauce), or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
3 tsp. arrowroot Powder
2 tsp.  sweetener of choice
1 15 oz. can black beans drained
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (about 2 stalks, chop entire piece)
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 bunch butter lettuce
Cilantro sprigs and soy sauce, for garnish

1. Combine soy sauce, broth, arrowroot, and sweetener.  Stir until smooth.  Combine sauce with drained black beans and set aside. 

2.  Heat a large deep skillet or wok over medium high heat.  Add olive oil and swirl to coat pan.  Add ginger, garlic, and red bell pepper.  Cook, tossing often, until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute.  Add chopped onion, sesame oil, cilantro, celery and walnuts. Toss well.

3.  To serve:  Arrange lettuce cups on a large serving platter and place a generous spoonful on each.  Garnish with cilantro sprigs and additional soy sauce to taste.

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  1. This looks so Deeeeeeeelish!! Oh my goodness!!!

  2. Sort of a Mexican/Chinese combination. Very imaginitive.

  3. Can't wait to try this out. You have a way with combinations!

  4. Hi Debbie!!

    I loooooove it! so much!!
    Actually i wanted to cook this but in Japan..crazy expensive lettuce (1 ball light lettuce is $4-5 so we cant buy so sad, but the price going down soon.. i hope..
    I wanna eat !!!
    your Picture is really sooooo gooood!!

    Love ya! :)

  5. Morgan, Shen, Shari & Lay~ Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I absolutely love lettuce wraps, so I had to create a delicious healthy version the other night. I know you will try these:)

  6. I found your blog through Little House of Veggies and tried these for dinner tonight. Yummy! Very filling too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Alekatn, I am so glad you tried my Spicy Bean Lettuce Wraps. Thank you for leaving me a comment and letting me know you liked them:)

  8. This looks SO good! Definitely going to make it :).

  9. this is so delicious!!!!!! thank you from canada.

  10. Made these this weekend for company and everyone loved them. Double the recipe- they are perfect to snack on throughout the day!


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