Monday, August 19, 2013

Sweet Sriracha Beef Lettuce Boats

I used to look at the bottle of Siracha and think "what would I ever use that for?"  Now after following a few recipes that included it, I can see how some people (who like it hot) could put it on everything!  I love the sweet and spicy combination on the beef and that the lettuce cools it all down.  In my opinion this is the PERFECT summer meal!



Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce (I used reduced sodium)
  • Cucumber
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cilantro
  • Dash of lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 lb of Sirloin cut into cubes
Serves about 5

In a small bowl, combine Sriracha, honey, cumin, canola oil, salt, cinnamon, and soy sauce.  Mix them well.  Pour over beef and let marinate for 30-60 minutes.


Peel cucumber, seed, and dice.  Place cucumber in bowl and mix with Greek yogurt (adjust amount for size of cucumber and desired creaminess).  Stir in chopped cilantro and dash of lime juice.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  

Place grill pan on grill and add meat.  Cook until desired temperature is reached.  I usually cook these to medium well because it makes the most people in my house happy.  And well... a happy family = a happy mom!


Place beef on lettuce leaf and top with cucumber salsa.  And eat it like a taco!  
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