This is a versatile recipe and can be changed several ways depending on your preference. The beef can be substituted with ground chicken or pork. Instead of making lettuce wraps, you can serve the meat over rice. Or even try adding rice to your lettuce wrap!
1 pound ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 tablespoons sesame oil
3/4 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
Lettuce leaves, for wraps
Brown beef and minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the beef is browned, drain fat.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Pour mixture into the skillet over the browned beef and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce thickens and reduces. Add salt and pepper if needed. Add green onions.
Spoon warm mixture onto lettuce cups and roll up, similar to burrito-style.