Healthy and insanely delicious, my Pork & Pepper Lettuce Cups make an amazing appetizer or meal. I use Chinese five spice on the pork and peppers for a slightly sweet and salty flavor that makes these lettuce cups speak for themselves!
I am so excited to stat of 2023 with this recipe! I created this recipe for my friends at Organic Prairie last fall, and it is one of my absolute favorite recipes from last year! I have made this recipe for Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups so many times!
I thought it was the perfect recipe to kick off 2023 as this pork lettuce cups recipe is super easy and healthy! This recipe for ground pork lettuce cups makes a great appetizer for a dinner party. Or, if you are a family of two or four, it can make an amazing easy weeknight dinner.
This easy recipe for ground pork lettuce cups starts with the best Organic Ground Pork from Organic Prairie. You can order this online guys, and it comes right to your door! I do this all the time! And, if you download How to Eat Organic The Ultimate Guide, there is currently a coupon code inside for Organic Prairie!
How to Make Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups
These easy ground pork lettuce cups start out by adding some simple spices to Organic Prairie Ground Pork. I use Chinese Five Spice, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and marjoram. If you’re unfamiliar with Chinese Five Spice or marjoram, they are very common, and you can find them at your local grocery store! They really bring a delicious and interesting flavor to this recipe, trust me, go get them and expand your spice cabinet! The spices are mixed into the ground pork and it’s easy to do this with your hands!
Once the spices are mixed into the ground pork, then I cook the peppers and onions with some Organic Valley Ghee. If you don’t have Ghee you can use butter or even olive oil in its place.
This only takes a few minutes to sauté them in a large skillet. Then I add the ground pork to the skillet and cook that as well. This takes another 10 or so minutes until it’s cooked, then I brown it for a few additional minutes.
Once pork and peppers are cooked, you just have to get the lettuce cups washed and the scallions chopped. Then, add the pork and peppers into the lettuce cups and top with scallions.
Serve and enjoy these amazing ground pork lettuce cups. If you have extras you can store the pork and peppers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat for a snack or dinner the next day.
Ingredients for Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups
Organic Yellow Onion
O Organics Mini Sweet Bell Peppers (from Vons, they come in a bag in the produce section)
Organic Living Butter Lettuce (though you could use Romaine if you need to)
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Pork & Peppers Lettuce CupsDifficulty: Easy
This easy recipe for Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups makes a delicious appetizer for a party or a simple dinner for two!
1 pound Organic Prairie Ground Pork
1 teaspoon organic Chinese Five Spice
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 teaspoon organic black pepper
1/2 teaspoon organic garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon organic marjoram
2 tablespoons Organic Valley Ghee
1 cup organic diced yellow onion
1 cup organic sliced mini sweet bell peppers (about 8 peppers)
organic living butter lettuce
2 organic scallions, sliced
- In a large bowl, season the pork with the Chinese Five Spice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and marjoram. Mix with your hands to combine completely. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, add the ghee, yellow onion, and peppers. Sauté over medium/high heat, for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add in the ground pork. Continue to cook on medium until the pork is browned, and fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Turn heat to high and brown for another 3 to 5 minutes.
- To serve, place lettuce cups on a serving board. Add the pork into lettuce cups and top with scallions.
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