Week 15 Ingredient: Sirloin Steak
Beef Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
For the Beef Wraps:
- 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 cup diced white onion
- 2 lbs sliced beef I use sirloin steak
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 large red bell pepper diced
- Juice of 1 lime 2-3 tbsp
- 1/2 cup red Thai curry paste
- 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Beef Bone Broth Collagen
- 3 tbsp arrowroot starch mixed with 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk
- salt to taste
- 1 head of romaine or iceberg lettuce*
- 1 cup matchstick shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/3 cup purple cabbage optional
- Juice of 1 lime
For the Instant Pot:
- Set your instant pot to the sauce function. Once hot, coat with oil and then toss in onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add beef. Cook for another few minutes until beef is lightly browned.
- Top with garlic, ginger, bell pepper, lime juice, curry paste, tomatoes water, and bone broth collagen. Secure the lid.
- Select cancel on your instant pot. Now select the manual function and cook on high pressure for 11 minutes. Use a natural release for at least 15 mins, then release remaining steam.
- Remove lid, add arrowroot mixture and coconut milk. Let sit for a few minutes while you prepare to assemble the lettuce wraps. Salt the beef mixture to taste.
- Add carrots, cilantro, lime juice and beef mixture to each lettuce wrap*. Serve immediately.
For the Slow Cooker:
- Heat a large pot on your stovetop to medium high heat. Once hot, add oil then onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes, then add beef. Cook for about 5 minutes, until meat is lightly browned. Transfer to your slow cooker.
- Top with garlic, ginger, bell pepper, lime juice, curry paste, tomatoes, 1/4 cup water, and bone broth collagen. Cook on low for 4 hours.
- Now add in arrowroot starch and coconut milk, cook another 15-30 minutes until sauce thickens. Salt to taste.
- Add carrots, cilantro, lime juice and beef mixture to each let
*For a kid-friendly option, serve beef over rice or cauliflower rice.