Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups


Appetizers Eggless Gluten Free High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils | Published January 2, 2023 by Mimi Council

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Healthy and insanely delicious, my Pork and 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!

If you are looking for more healthy dinner recipes try my Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet, Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Dinner, or my Easy Quinoa Salad.

pork and pepers lettuce cups

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! We have made this recipe for Pork and Peppers Lettuce Cups so many times!

I thought it was the perfect recipe to kick off 2023 as this Pork and Peppers 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 as it's the easiest way to get organic meat that's USA born, raised and processed.

pork and pepers lettuce cups

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy: This recipe for ground pork lettuce cups is incredibly easy! In under 30 minutes you can have a healthy and light dinner or a delicious appetizer.

Light & Delicious: While this recipe can be an appetizer or a meal, we usually make this as a meal. Sometimes we'll make my Easy Bone Broth Rice to go with it, but sometimes we just have a light dinner and just eat these.

Healthy: I love these Pork and Peppers Lettuce Cups because they are a healthy dish that's insanely good!

Five Spice: My secret ingredient is Chinese five spice in this recipe. It kind of brings an Asian flair to this dish, but it's very subtle that you'll just taste umami!

pork and pepers lettuce cups

Ingredients

Frontier Co-Op Organic Chinese Five Spice

Organic Prairie Ground Pork

Organic Valley Ghee

Salt and pepper

Frontier Co-Op Organic Garlic Powder

McCormick’s Organic Marjoram

Organic Yellow Onion

Mini Sweet Organic Bell Peppers

Living Organic Butter Lettuce (though you could use Romaine if you need to)

pork and pepers lettuce cups

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

Cast Iron Skillet (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

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.

pork and pepers lettuce cups
pork and pepers lettuce cups
pork and pepers lettuce cups

Step 2

In a large skillet, add the ghee, yellow onion, and peppers. Sauté over medium/high heat, for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3

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.

pork and pepers lettuce cups
pork and pepers lettuce cups
pork and pepers lettuce cups

Step 4

To serve, place lettuce cups on a serving board. Add the pork into lettuce cups and top with scallions.

pork and pepers lettuce cups

FAQ's

Can I use ground beef or turkey?

Yes, you could use either ground beef or ground turkey in this recipe.

What else can I serve these with?

Serve with rice or quinoa for a more complete and heartier meal. You can also serve these as an appetizer.

How should I store leftovers?

Store leftover lettuce and meat in separate airtight containers in the fridge.

pork and pepers lettuce cups

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pork and pepers lettuce cups

Pork and Peppers Lettuce Cups

Mimi Council
This easy recipe for Pork and Peppers Lettuce Cups makes a delicious appetizer for a party or a simple dinner for two! My secret ingredient is Chinese five spice, which gives these lettuce cups a little bit of Asian flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Makes 4 servings
Calories 403 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 21gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 650mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1927IUVitamin C: 81mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg
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