Tender beef is slowly simmered with Asian-inspired flavorings and served wrapped in fresh cabbage or lettuce leaves for a lighter touch.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Place meat in the cooker. In a medium bowl, combine jicama, green onions, vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, salt, chile oil, and black pepper. Pour over meat.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting 4 to 5 hours.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and the cold water; stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until thickened.

  • Remove meat from cooker, reserving cooking juices. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds.

  • Spoon shredded meat onto cabbage or lettuce leaves. If desired, add cashews, additional jicama strips, and/or slivered green onions. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Fold in opposite sides of each cabbage or lettuce leaf; roll up and secure with a cocktail pick. Serve wraps with the reserved cooking liquid for dipping.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 6g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 2g; fat 12g 19% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; cholesterol 65mg 22% DV; sodium 413mg 17% DV.