Shredded Beef Lettuce Wraps

Who needs carbs when you’ve got lettuce wraps as delicious as these?

Makes: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 3 to 4 Hours


  • 1 lb Star Ranch Angus® sirloin 
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 8 to 12 lettuce leaves 


  • 4 oz cucumber slices
  • 2 oz red onion slices
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Rub sirloin with 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and ginger. 
  2. In large skillet, warm 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Over high heat, sear sirloin for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.  Transfer sirloin to a crock pot. 
  3. Add teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil, sesame oil, star anise and brown sugar; deglaze pan. Pour juices over meat in crock pot.  Cook on low for 6 hours.  Discard anise.
  4. Cool sirloin slightly, shred; mix with hoisin sauce. Serve shredded beef on lettuce leaves.
  5. If desired, garnish wraps with cucumber slices, onion slices and sesame seeds.
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Season beef (directly from the refrigerator), as desired, before placing beef in a preheated skillet (do not overcrowd). Do not add oil or water; do not cover.

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