Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups

I have seriously been on a Chinese food recipes obsession lately. I can’t stop fantasizing about them!! My favorite Chinese restaurant makes this super yummy Mu Shu Beef dish, but it’s NOT a Weight Watchers friendly meal. So I decided to experiment a bit and come up with a slimmer version of this delicious dish. These Moo Shu Beef Lettuce cups pack all the flavor and zing of traditional moo shu beef recipes, but it’s a lot leaner. And because it’s in a lettuce cup, it’s portion controlled, which can help keep you from going overboard. Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Chinese Food Recipes, it’s a meal that is sure to be appreciated by dieting Chinese food lovers!!

Mu Shu Beef Lettuce Cups

– 16 oz extra-lean ground beef (96/4)
– 1 cup finely chopped onion
– 1/4 cup fat free beef broth
– 1/2 cup thinly sliced bell pepper
– 1/2 cup bean sprouts
– 1 cup sliced bok choy
– 3 tbsp fresh ginger root (minced)
– 3 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
– 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
– 8 bibb lettuce leaves, washed and dried
**please note that in the photo, I used romaine lettuce because the store was out of bibb lettuce. You can use either, but the bibb lettuce is firmer, which makes these moo shu beef cups much easier to eat ;)

Spray a large skillet with non-fat cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook beef, garlic, ginger, onion and cook until beef is brown. Make sure to break up the beef into crumbles as you cook it. Add remaining ingredients (except for lettuce leaves) and stir fry for about 5 minutes. Fill each lettuce leaf with approx 3/4 cup of beef stir fry.

Entire Recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size = 2 Mu Shu Beef Lettuce Cups
Each serving = 4 Points

PER SERVING: 180 calories; 4.5g fat; 0 carbohydrates; 28g protein; 2g fiber


  1. purplecomet27 Reply

    This sounds delicious. I love Asian food and seeing something like this just makes me want to cook it immediately

  2. Would you recalculate this recipe for the new points plus or send the nutritional information? Thanks!

    • Done!! Points Plus Value actually ends up being the same. Yay!

  3. This sounds great. If you substituted Morningstar crumble for the lean ground beef it would reduce the calorie count and still taste great.

    • Great idea! It would lower the Point count by 1, and it makes a great vegetarian mu shu lettuce cups recipe!

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