Image result for beef lettuce cupsIngredients:

350gms rump steak

2 tablespoons light (low sodium) soy sauce

1 pc fresh ginger, peeled & grated

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 pinches of five-spice powder

1 teaspoon chili sauce

1 tablespoon coconut oil

6 green onions, sliced diagonally

1 small red pepper, seeded & diced

8 crisp lettuce cups, to serve

Sprigs of parsley, to garnish

Cut steak into thin slivers and put in a bowl. Add soy sauce, ginger, garlic, five-spice powder and chili sauce. Mix well, then cover and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add onion and red pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Add beef mixture to pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time. Turn mixture into a warm serving dish. Serve at once with chilled lettuce cups, garnished with sprig of parsley.

To serve, simply spoon beef mixture into lettuce cups and eat with the fingers. Serve with plenty of napkins or finger bowls — it can be a little messy.

Note: If your stage of diet can handle an extra 2-3 carbs per serving, take the following extra step to make mixture richer and thicker: Blend 1 tsp. cornstarch smoothly with 1 teaspoon water and add to pan!

Alternatively you can also use arrowroot which will not add to your carbs. Cook an extra minute stirring constantly to thicken.