The other day I was walking through Costco and grabbed these chicken teriyaki & pineapple meatballs on a whim. Paul is a BIG fan of meatballs and these were chicken ones and just sounded yummy. The next day I was trying to figure out what to make for lunch when inspiration suddenly struck and I threw together these lettuce wraps. They were so easy and they tasted so delicious that I made them again for Paul for dinner and he loved them too and said they are one his favorite things that I have made for him.
I snapped a picture of the lettuce wraps the second time I made them so I could post it on here in case anyone else is looking for something new, fast, and yummy to make. Here are the ingredients you need:
Aidells chicken teriyaki & pineapple meatballs (from Costco)
Sweet chili sauce (I bought this bottle in the Asian aisle at the grocery store and use it in a couple of my favorite recipes or as a dipping sauce - it is yummy and not really spicy and it just sits in my fridge like any other condiment for whenever I need it)
Fresh lettuce (I had iceberg on hand so that is what I used, but if I was buying lettuce specifically for these, I would probably get butter lettuce)
Cucumber (sliced into very thin discs)
Red onion (cut into very thin slices - a little goes a long way in these lettuce wraps)
Yellow (or red or orange) bell pepper (sliced into thin strips)
Bean sprouts (I didn't have any but I would totally have added them if I did)
I pulled off two whole lettuce leaves, then layered thin slices of cucumber, shredded carrots, red onion, and bell pepper on top. I heated three meatballs (one serving size, which has 130 calories) in the microwave until they were hot, then cut them in half and divided them between the two lettuce leaves. I then drizzled a little sweet chili sauce and soy sauce on top (maybe a teaspoon of sweet chili sauce for each wrap and maybe half a teaspoon of soy sauce for each). I will definitely be making these again for a quick and easy lunch, and since the meatballs come in two pouches, I was able to put one of them in the freezer for future use.