Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

Before I get into just how amazing and delicious this healthy and easy recipe for Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps is, let me just first show you how I typed up this post.

My dog, Harley, who is basically my spoiled baby boy decided to cuddle up and fall asleep on me.

I wouldn’t even think to disturb him, so here I am typing one handed 🙂

Ok, so back to the recipe 🙂

And this is a darn good one, too!

How to make Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

The Korean pork for these lettuce wraps starts with diced red bell pepper, onion, and shredded carrots.

I put them into a skillet over medium heat with a little olive oil for about 6 to 8 minutes.

Stirring occasionally of course.

carrots onions and peppers in a skillet

Once the veggies are soft, but not quite cooked all the way.

I moved them over to one side to make room for the pork and spices.

I am using a pound of lean ground pork along with some Korean Gochujang chili paste, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey.

veggies and pork in a skillet

This will cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat.

Make sure you break apart the pork as it cooks.

I always have the best luck with my wooden spatula for breaking apart ground meats.

I’m going to be honest and say the hardest part of this dinner is waiting for this spicy pork to come to room temperature before filling the lettuce wraps.

It smells absolutely irresistible and it’s very difficult to not pick at as you wait.

I promise it’s worth the wait though!

korean pork

You can pass the time by making a Spicy Korean Mayo to drizzle over top of the lettuce wraps.

Whisk together some mayo (or light mayo) with soy sauce and Korean Gochujang chili paste.

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So once it’s finally at room temperature, fill the lettuce wraps and top with the Spicy Korean Mayo.

A little sesame seeds for garnish if you prefer and now it’s time to devour these mouthwatering Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps 🙂

Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps


Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps
5 from 3 votes

Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy pork and veggies in a nice, crisp lettuce wrap

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword best, Easy, Gochujang, Healthy, Korean Recipes, Lettuce Wraps, pork, Recipe, TikTok
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 2 Tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps Gochujang Korean chili paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps honey
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste or minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1 head boston or bibb lettuce

Spicy Korean Mayo

  • 3/4 cup mayo or light mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang Korean chili paste
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce


Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add the olive oil, diced red pepper, diced onion, and shredded carrot. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally

  2. Move the veggies to one side of the skillet and add the pork to the empty side, add the soy sauce, Gochujang chili paste, honey, ginger, and garlic. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, breaking apart the pork and stirring occasionally. Taste for seasoning and add more soy sauce or Gochujang chili paste if desired.

  3. Let cool to room temperature and serve in the lettuce wraps with the Spicy Korean Mayo drizzled over top.

Spicy Korean Mayo

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve drizzled over the Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps.

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