Tunisian Steak Lettuce Wraps
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Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com

Tunisian Steak Lettuce Wraps

"Start your next tailgate or backyard barbecue party with these delicious Tunisian lettuce wraps filled with thinly sliced steak, a savory date spread and a fresh carrot and cucumber slaw."

Total recipe time: 40 to 45 minutes Makes: 4 servings


1 beef top round steak, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 1 pound)

8 large lettuce leaves (such as leaf, Boston or iceberg)

Finely chopped fresh mint leaves


Date Marinade and Spread:

2/3 cup pitted dates

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon pepper



1/2 cup julienne-cut carrots

1/2 cup julienne-cut hothouse cucumber

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Place date marinade and spread ingredients in food processor container. Cover; process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 cup for spread. Place beefsteak and remaining marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely, and marinate in refrigerator six hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.

Combine slaw ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place the steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 11 minutes for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning occasionally. (Do not overcook.)

Carve steak into thin slices. Spread 1 tablespoon reserved date spread on each lettuce 
leaf. Top evenly with steak slices and slaw. Sprinkle with mint, as desired. Roll up.