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Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups - A simple, healthy and super delicious recipe! Weight Watchers-friendly.

We first made these Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups back a number of years ago when I was attending Weight Watchers. We love this recipe so much that to this day, it’s still on our regular menu plan!

This is an extremely easy recipe to make. Simply sauté ground beef, onions, garlic and minced fresh ginger together until the beef is cooked. Next, add sliced bok choy, red bell pepper and sliced mushrooms along with a variety of Asian-flavored sauces. (The original recipe simply used some soy sauce to flavor the filling mixture, but we added some additional oyster sauce and a dash of hot sauce to jazz things up a bit!)

Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups - A simple, healthy and super delicious recipe! Weight Watchers-friendly.

The mixture is served in fresh lettuce cups – which keeps this Moo Shu Beef healthy and light. When selecting the lettuce for this recipe – try to find small round heads with soft leaves such as bibb or butter or Boston lettuce. The shape of these lettuce varieties are perfect for holding a scoop of the Moo Shu Beef filling.

Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups - A simple, healthy and super delicious recipe! Weight Watchers-friendly.

Even if you aren’t on the Weight Watchers plan, you’ll still love these Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups! You can also feel free to change up the basic recipe – swapping in chicken strips or ground chicken, different cabbage, or other vegetable fillings. And of course, you can also use this flavorful filling in the standard moo shu pancakes.

You can see the original Weight Watchers recipe here, including points values. Enjoy!

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Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90/10)
  • 1 cup sliced yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 cups sliced bok choy
  • 1 cup sliced sweet red bell pepper
  • 8 ounce package sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 shake hot sauce, optional
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, optional
  • 1 head bibb, butter or Boston lettuce, leaves separated and being careful not to tear


  1. Spray a large non stick sauté pan with cooking spray, then place pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add beef, onion, ginger and garlic. Cook 5-7 minutes until beef is browned and onions are soft.
  3. Add bok choy, pepper, mushrooms, soy sauce, optional hot sauce, optional oyster sauce and cook until bok choy has wilted, about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and spoon into the lettuce leaves. Serve immediately.

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  • Irma Francis wrote:

    I haven’t made this recipe yet. But I will.
    Just wanted you to know this was the second link I accessed after your hot fudge pudding cake. Just finished making that and, tonight, it will be the lettuce cups.
    I see a two for two happening here 😋
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Martha wrote:

      We hope you enjoyed this recipe too Irma!

  • Samantha Nieto wrote:

    These lettuce cups are simply delicious! Do not leave out the oyster sauce! It makes this dish! I followed directions almost exactly, only I started cooking the onions, garlic and ginger first until the onions were translucent and then added the ground beef and continued on with the rest of the recipe. Amazingly delectable!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Samantha!! (We agree – the oyster sauce is fantastic in this dish!)

  • Meredith wrote:

    We had these last night for dinner; absolutely delicious! I added some shredded carrots and a splash of fish sauce in addition to your other sauces in the recipe. My fiancé told me to scour the internet today for more lettuce wrap recipes, so he was clearly impressed! My 3.5 YO daughter won’t eat lettuce so I made some jasmine rice for her portion, which she happily devoured also. Thanks so much for a fantastic meal!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Meredith – your additions sound great and I’m so glad we helped turn your fiance into a lettuce wrap fan! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to write to us today!

  • Tammy Renea @SanPasqualsKitchen wrote:

    This is just the recipe I’ve been looking for! They looks so delicious and healthy. 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Tammy – Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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