lemongrass beef

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, finely chopped 
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed 
  • 400g beef mince 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 2 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce 
  • 1 small red chilli, chopped 
  • 1 baby cos (romaine) lettuce, leaves separated 
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves 
  • lime wedges, to serve
  1. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over high heat. Add the lemongrass, garlic and beef and cook for 5–8 minutes or until browned, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon. Add the lime juice, sugar, fish sauce and chilli and cook for a further minute. 
  2. Fill lettuce leaves with mince and top with coriander. Serve with lime wedges. Serves 2.

Tip: You can turn this snack into a more substantial meal by serving with cooked rice noodles or steamed rice.

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