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thai lettuce cups






  1. bibb or butter lettuce
  2. ground pork
  3. water chestnuts (1 can)
  4. soy sauce
  5. onion (1/2 medium)
  6. toppings: grated carrots, cilantro, thinly sliced peppers, jalepenos, avocado, sour cream, siracha


  1. separate the lettuce-making sure to preserve the cups. wash and dry well
  2. heat olive oil in a pan and saute the onion
  3. add pork to the onion once softened and cook until browned
  4. add water chestnuts and combine
  5. add soy sauce to desired saltiness
  6. serve with all toppings for build-your-own cups
  7. enjoy


  1. this can be done with any meat, seafood or veggie (stir fried veggies/chopped tofu would be great). we have also done grilled shrimp–grilling and then chopping the shrimp and tossing with fresh onion and tomatoes–a delicious summertime dish
  2. add any toppings you like
  3. we make a mixture of sour cream and siracha and dip the cups in–yum!