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Moo shu beef lettuce cups

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
18 min
12 min
Crisp lettuce leaves are ideal for scooping up this lightened moo shu. It's packed with good stuff: lean beef, fresh minced ginger and garlic, and a variety of vegetables. It makes for a colorful, visually appealing light entrée or appetizer, and it’s ready in 30 minutes. Look for a piece of ginger root that is free of blemishes and soft spots for the best flavor. For a slightly different take, consider incorporating hoisin sauce—a fragrant, sweet and salty sauce that has a thicker consistency than soy sauce. Bibb lettuce offers a sweeter flavor than some other lettuce varieties, and most importantly for this dish, the soft leaves are pliable, serving as the perfect wrappers for this moo shu.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 cup(s), yellow, thinly sliced

Ginger root

2 Tbsp, fresh, minced

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked bok choy

2 cup(s), thinly sliced

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

Button mushrooms

2 cup(s), thinly sliced (about 10 mushrooms)

Low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp

Bibb lettuce

8 leaf/leaves


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, ginger, and garlic; cook until beef is browned and onion is soft, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add bok choy, pepper, mushrooms, and soy sauce; cook, stirring occasionally, until bok choy is wilted and pepper is tender-crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon about 1/2 cup of beef mixture into each lettuce leaf.
  4. Serving size: 2 lettuce cups