Gordon Ramsay's chilli beef lettuce wraps recipe

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Quick and easy chilli beef wraps from Gordon Ramsay's show Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course

Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap

We love Gordon Ramsay recipes on goodtoknow! Simple yet gorgeous-looking, they're perfect for family meals or fancy occasions. They chilli beef wraps are served in lettuce leaves and make lovely starters or snacks


  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 200g lean minced beef
  • 200g minced pork
  • Toasted sesame oil, for frying
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1–2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1tbsp fish sauce
  • Zest of 1 lime, juice of ¹/³
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 little gem lettuces, separated into leaves, to serve

For the dressing

  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • ½ red chilli, thinly sliced
  • Small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1–2 tsp fish sauce, to taste
  • 1tsp light brown sugar
  • 1tbsp olive oil




  1. Heat a large frying pan and add a little oil. Mix the minced beef and pork together. Season with salt and pepper and mix well to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed. Fry the mince in the hot pan for 5–7 minutes until crisp and brown and broken down to a fine consistency. Drain the crisped mince in a sieve – this will help it stay crispy. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out the pan and add a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli. Fry with a pinch of salt and the sugar for 2 minutes. Add the drained mince and stir to mix.
  3. Add the fish sauce and heat through. Stir in the lime zest and juice, then add the spring onions, stirring for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.
  4. Mix all the dressing ingredients together and adjust to taste.
  5. To serve, spoon some of the mince mixture into the lettuce leaves, drizzle with a little dressing and serve.
Top Tip for making Gordon Ramsay's chilli beef lettuce wraps

Gordon says: 'It’s really important to get a good colour on the mince.'

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity multi-Michelin starred chef. Born who in Scotland, he has restaurants all over the world including the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. He’s a proud father-of-five (opens in new tab) and many of his recipes are particularly suited to if you’re entertaining for your family or a group of friends. He trained with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy and opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998.