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Smoked Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps with Asian Dipping Sauce

A fun way to jazz up lettuce wraps. Use leftover pulled pork and combine with this Asian inspired sauce. Top with your favorite veggies and pair with a crisp Riesling.
Course easy
Cuisine Asian inspired, barbecue, bbq, leftover pork, lettuce wraps
Keyword pulled pork leftovers, pulled pork lettuce wraps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1 sprig rosemary about 4-6 inches, the whole sprig, no need to break apart or chop
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger grated or just a whole chunk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon slurry a mix of 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch, this will help the mix thicken

For the Lettuce Wraps

  • 2 cups pulled pork approximately 1 lb
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 2 cups purple cabbage shredded or julienned
  • 1 head Boston or "Butter" lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped (for topping)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped (for topping)


For the Sauce:

  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Then strain after 12 minutes of reducing. Add back into the saucepan over heat.
  • In a separate small sealed container add 1 tablespoon of water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour. Add the "slurry" to the saucepan with the strained sauce. Whisk to combine. Let continue simmering for 8-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Set aside.

For the Wraps:

  • In a large skillet heat up the pork on medium heat until warmed. Add 2-4 tablespoons of the sauce to the meat, as desired. Save the remaining sauce for topping your wraps. Remove from heat.
  • Assemble lettuce wraps: Scoop pork mixture into lettuce leaves, and top with your vegetables, onions, and cilantro. Drizzle with more reserved sauce as desired.


For our recipe for pulled pork, click here: https://www.vindulge.com/2016/07/smoked-pork-butt-pork-shoulder/