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Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with BBQ Pork Meatballs

These light and flavorful Vietnamese lettuce wraps are filled with BBQ pork meatballs, crunchy vegetables, and fresh herbs.
Course Appetizer, Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword asian food, pork, vietnamese lettuce wraps
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 385.1kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


BBQ Pork Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Dipping Sauce (Nuac Chom)

Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 head Bibb lettuce leaves separated
  • 1 cup red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, Thai basil, mint, etc.
  • rice noodles optional


  • In a large bowl, mix together pork meatballs (ground pork through pepper) and shape into evenly sized small meatballs using a small cookie scoop or large spoon. Heat grill or broiler on high heat and cook meatballs about 4 minutes per side or until nicely browned; remove from heat and set aside.
  • Whisk together dipping sauce in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Set ingredients on a large plate or platter including lettuce cups, meatballs, veggies and herbs. Let guests assemble wraps as they wish.


Note: The number of meatballs per serving will vary based on the size meatball you make. To determine the serving, divide the total meatballs you create by four.


Serving: 3wraps | Calories: 385.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.37g | Protein: 22.33g | Fat: 24.39g | Saturated Fat: 8.98g | Cholesterol: 81.65mg | Sodium: 1950mg | Potassium: 750.56mg | Fiber: 2.57g | Sugar: 13.48g | Vitamin A: 8207.47IU | Vitamin C: 40.27mg | Calcium: 84.23mg | Iron: 2.96mg