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Bahn Mi Steak Lettuce Cups

The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

Banh Mi Steak Lettuce Cups are a flavor packed, low carb meal that your family will love.

This recipe is inspired by the flavors of a Banh Mi – a French-Vietnamese sandwich typically served with picked daikon and carrot, cilantro and a protein on a fresh baguette. Today, I chose Heinen’s CARE certified steak as my protein.

Heinen's Steak

When added to delicate butter lettuce, these flavors create the ultimate lettuce cup.

This recipe is great for a quick lunch, snack or even an appetizer!

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Banh Mi Steak Lettuce Cups
Bahn Mi Steak Lettuce Cups
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Prep time:
Total time:

4 (as a meal), 6-8 (as an appetizer)


For the Steak

  • 1 ½ lbs. flank or skirt steak
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce

For the Lettuce Cups

  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 daikon radish, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • Chopped cilantro


  1. Tenderize steak using a meat tenderizer.
  2. Mix together hoisin, rice wine vinegar, garlic and fish sauce. Add steak and marinade ingredients to a plastic bag and marinate for 1 hour.
  3. While the steak is marinating, combine carrot, daikon, salt and vinegar. Stir and set aside.
  4. In a large pan, heat canola oil on high heat. Cook steak for 4 minutes on each side, then rest on a plate for 10 minutes.
    When the steak has cooled, slice very thin.
  5. Assemble lettuce cups by placing steak, carrots and daikon in a butter lettuce cup.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Banh Mi Steak Lettuce Cups

Christina Musgrave
By Christina Musgrave
Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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