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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Asian Beef in Lettuce Cups

You can carry the warmth of a family dinner into the week with this idea for leftover roast beef.

  • prep: 25 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 pound leftover Roast with Potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, basil, or mint leaves
  • Boston lettuce


  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook onion, garlic, and red pepper until onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce; cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Turn off heat; stir in eye of round slices until heated through. Stir in peanuts, vinegar, and cilantro. Serve in Boston lettuce cups.

Everyday Food, May/June 2003