Pork lettuce cups

Pork lettuce cups

pork lettuce cups

These protein-packed pork lettuce chops are low in fat, flavourful and a great meal option.

  • 25 mins
  • 4
  • Easy


  • 5ml olive or avocado oil
  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 30ml soy sauce
  • 30ml sweet chilli sauce + extra
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • handful coriander, chopped + extra
  • 2 baby gem lettuces, separated into leaves
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 orange, segmented
  • 1 lemon, segmented


  1. Heat the oil on high and fry mince for about 5 minutes, or until cooked. Season. Add the garlic, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add half the spring onions and coriander and fry for 1 minute. Cool slightly until just warm. Spoon heaped tablespoonfuls onto each lettuce leaf.
  3. Top with remaining spring onions, a dollop of extra sweet chilli sauce, extra coriander, chilli, orange and a lemon segment on each.


Magazine issue date: October, 2019


About Margie Els-burger

Food Editor at Your Family - Margie Els-Burger won the 2018 Avo Ambassador as well as the Galliova Egg Champion. She also walked away with the 2019 ‘Galliova Food Writer of the year’ award! She is a sweet-oholic and equally loves exotic salts. Her superpower is raiding the fridge to whip up (and use up!) easy meals. If she’s not busy cooking up a storm and making food look pretty, you’ll find her out searching for new (and old!) restaurant gems - or hiding with a tin of caramel treat.