Sticky Pork Cups

These easy lettuce wraps would make a perfect summer dinner recipe.


4 - 4 serving

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  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. pork mince
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 long green chili seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 long red chili seeds removed, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 5 cm piece fresh ginger peeled, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. kecap manis
  • 1/4 c. chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 butter lettuce leaves separated
  • 2 green onions sliced


In a large wok or frying pan, heat oil on high. Stir-fry mince, onion, green and red chili, ginger, and garlic, breaking up lumps, 5-6 mins until the mince is well browned.

Add kecap manis and water chestnuts. Stir-fry a further 1 min.

Spoon mince mixture into lettuce cups. Top with green onion and extra chili, to serve.

Tip: If you like, heat up frozen steamed rice as an accompaniment, or turn the pork mixture into a quick fried rice by adding corn kernels, sliced green onion, and a chopped egg omelette to the rice. 

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