Asian Beef Tortilla Bites

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junio 23, 2015

These awesome appetizers start off with a delicious ground beef base mixture that you can also use to make a simple stir-fry recipe (see Cook’s Notes).
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  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
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2 lb (1 kg) Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

4 green onions, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger root

2 carrots, grated

¾ cup (175 mL) chopped water chestnuts

⅓ cup (75 mL) hoisin sauce

¼ cup (50 mL) soy sauce

2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch

½ tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper

6 leaf lettuce leaves

12 flour tortillas, warmed


Cook beef in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up with potato masher or wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes; drain. Add onions, garlic, ginger, carrots and water chestnuts; cook over medium heat until onions are softened, about 3 minutes.

Whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, 1/4 cup (50 mL) water, cornstarch and pepper. Pour into pan and cook stirring until combined and slightly thickened. Keep warm.

Cut tortillas into quarters. Lay piece of leaf lettuce on each quarter. Mound about 1/4 cup (50 mL) beef filling on each and roll up into cone shape. Secure sides with toothpick.

Cook's Notes 1: You can prepare the beef mixture in advance, dividing it into portions and freezing for up to 3 months. Then, when having a get-together, just thaw some to make into appetizers.
Cook's Notes 2: You can use half the cooked beef mixture as a quick supper stir fry: In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 cups (750 mL) trimmed cut green beans and 1 red pepper cut into strips; stir-fry briefly. Add 2 tbsp (25 mL) water; cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Add 3 cups (750 mL) cooked beef mixture; cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until hot. Serve over noodles sprinkled with chopped peanuts (if desired). Makes 6 main and 12 starter courses.
An excellent source of Iron (28% DV) and Zinc (79% DV).


Información nutricional

Tamaño de la ración1 cup
Proteínas31 g
Grasas Totales17 g
Total Carbohydrates18 g