Mexican Sung Choi Bao

 

 

Sung Choi Bao feature

Ok so before I begin, spelling apologies if you feel I’ve misspelt ‘Sung Choi Bau’ (for the record I found about 7 different spellings online) I consulted with quite a few people on how to spell this dish (also known as lettuce cups with meat) and this was the way that got the majority consensus. The good news is it really doesn’t matter how you spell ‘Sung Choi Bau’ because this dish here today will still taste the same regardless and that’s what we’re really here for!

I’m always talking about a good balance when it comes to enjoying food. You all know how much I love anything SWEET (I’ll never quit sugar permanently) but to counteract all the sweet treasures consumed I do take part in a fair bit of healthy eating for my main meals. This version of Mexican Sung Choi Bau fits into that category perfectly……..no heavy carbs and a great selection of fresh produce.

This Mexican Sung Choi Bao can be adapted to suit the kidlets as a meal too, no lettuce cups for the threenager and 7-year-old in this neck of the woods (just a wrap for the girls, easy peasy!), Blake was more adventurous trying a lettuce cup. And if your itty bitties aren’t into warm spices just leave the burny bits out.

This is one of my favourite family meals, I love it when I can make ONE dish we ALL enjoy eating!

One tip……. make a double batch of the spice mix and store half in an airtight container for next time 😉

The quantities in the recipe below give me enough for 2 main meals worth (2 adults & 3 kidlets), you can either freeze your leftover mince in an airtight container or enjoy a night or 2 later as taco’s or nachos it’s totally up to you.

Enjoy!

Here’s your How-to:

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Mexican Sung Choi Bao
 
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Note these quantities feed our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kidlets) for 2 nights. I like a dish that gives me leftovers either to freeze for another time or enjoy again a night or 2 later.
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Recipe type: Dinners
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 6 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 6 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (leave this out or until the end if the kidlets or yourself aren't into spicy food, Our Mr 9, Zadada and I love it)
  • 3 red onions, diced
  • 1 kg chicken mince
  • 1 red capsicum seeded and diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (about 2 fresh corn cobs worth)
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 500g (2 punnets) grape tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup coriander leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 1-2 baby cos lettuces, leaves separated, washed and dried.
  • 6 wraps (your choice) for the kidlets
  • 2-3 avocados, sliced
  • ½ cup grated cheese (for the kidlets wraps)
  • sour cream and lime wedges to serve
Instructions
  1. In a dry saucepan over medium heat toast cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Sauté onions in a deep pan or electric frying pan until tender (about 4 mins). Increase heat. Add mince and cook 4 minutes, breaking up the mince until evenly browned.
  4. Add toasted spices along with capsicum, corn and tomato paste. Stir through and cook a further minute. Toss tomatoes and fresh coriander through. (If the big people want some chilli spoon some chilli free mince mixture into a separate bowl and add chili flakes to remaining mixture)
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared lettuce cups or wraps (add some cheese to the kidlets wraps if desired).
  6. Top with avocado, sour cream and extra coriander.
  7. Squeeze some lime juice over the top if desired.

San Choy Bow extra

What’s your favourite family meal?

Stay tuned lovelies……. after such a healthy post I’ve got a whole lot of not so healthy treasures coming your way. 3 hints I’ll give you for what’s coming next is Nutella, Ferrero Rochers and 15 minutes!

Until then…….

Zamamabakes

 

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Sung Choi Bao feature

Ok so before I begin, spelling apologies if you feel I’ve misspelt ‘Sung Choi Bau’ (for the record I found about 7 different spellings online) I consulted with quite a few people on how to spell this dish (also known as lettuce cups with meat) and this was the way that got the majority consensus. The good news is it really doesn’t matter how you spell ‘Sung Choi Bau’ because this dish here today will still taste the same regardless and that’s what we’re really here for!

I’m always talking about a good balance when it comes to enjoying food. You all know how much I love anything SWEET (I’ll never quit sugar permanently) but to counteract all the sweet treasures consumed I do take part in a fair bit of healthy eating for my main meals. This version of Mexican Sung Choi Bau fits into that category perfectly……..no heavy carbs and a great selection of fresh produce.

This Mexican Sung Choi Bao can be adapted to suit the kidlets as a meal too, no lettuce cups for the threenager and 7-year-old in this neck of the woods (just a wrap for the girls, easy peasy!), Blake was more adventurous trying a lettuce cup. And if your itty bitties aren’t into warm spices just leave the burny bits out.

This is one of my favourite family meals, I love it when I can make ONE dish we ALL enjoy eating!

One tip……. make a double batch of the spice mix and store half in an airtight container for next time 😉

The quantities in the recipe below give me enough for 2 main meals worth (2 adults & 3 kidlets), you can either freeze your leftover mince in an airtight container or enjoy a night or 2 later as taco’s or nachos it’s totally up to you.

Enjoy!

Here’s your How-to:

San Choy Bow collage

5.0 from 1 reviews
Mexican Sung Choi Bao
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Note these quantities feed our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kidlets) for 2 nights. I like a dish that gives me leftovers either to freeze for another time or enjoy again a night or 2 later.
Author:
Recipe type: Dinners
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 6 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 6 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (leave this out or until the end if the kidlets or yourself aren't into spicy food, Our Mr 9, Zadada and I love it)
  • 3 red onions, diced
  • 1 kg chicken mince
  • 1 red capsicum seeded and diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (about 2 fresh corn cobs worth)
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 500g (2 punnets) grape tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup coriander leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 1-2 baby cos lettuces, leaves separated, washed and dried.
  • 6 wraps (your choice) for the kidlets
  • 2-3 avocados, sliced
  • ½ cup grated cheese (for the kidlets wraps)
  • sour cream and lime wedges to serve
Instructions
  1. In a dry saucepan over medium heat toast cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Sauté onions in a deep pan or electric frying pan until tender (about 4 mins). Increase heat. Add mince and cook 4 minutes, breaking up the mince until evenly browned.
  4. Add toasted spices along with capsicum, corn and tomato paste. Stir through and cook a further minute. Toss tomatoes and fresh coriander through. (If the big people want some chilli spoon some chilli free mince mixture into a separate bowl and add chili flakes to remaining mixture)
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared lettuce cups or wraps (add some cheese to the kidlets wraps if desired).
  6. Top with avocado, sour cream and extra coriander.
  7. Squeeze some lime juice over the top if desired.

San Choy Bow extra

What’s your favourite family meal?

Stay tuned lovelies……. after such a healthy post I’ve got a whole lot of not so healthy treasures coming your way. 3 hints I’ll give you for what’s coming next is Nutella, Ferrero Rochers and 15 minutes!

Until then…….

Zamamabakes

 

(Visited 1,429 times, 1 visits today)

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13 Comments on “Mexican Sung Choi Bao

  1. I LOVE this. I always order lettuce wraps when I go out, so neat to be able to make it at home!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jess. I had my first lettuce burger while we were away lady month. Such a brilliant alternative. I hope you get to enjoy these little treasures at home

      Reply
  2. This looks delish and I love that it does double duty and ca be saved for a future dinner.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Malinda. I do love a double duty dinner, don’t think I’d function without them.

      Reply
  3. Perfect. This is just what we need thanks, Dannielle. One meal for all. I can easily make a version of this without meat for me. The kids love burritos because they can play with their food I guess and can assemble it. I think they’ll really get a kick out of these too. Here’s hoping anyway 🙂 #teamIBOT

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Glad to be of service! I was thinking about vegetarian options as I was writing the post up. What will you use instead of the meat?
      The girls should love it!

      Reply
  4. My husband would love this! I’ll have to make it for his lunches.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It’s perfect for lunches, I actually took a deconstructed version of it to work last week! Hope Mr Essentially Jess enjoys!

      Reply
  5. Yum!! What a perfectly healthy and delicious dinner! Love it!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It sure is! Thanks Lucy x

      Reply
  6. This looks super yummy! I love all of the spices you have used so I know I will love this! I wonder if it would work with beef mince. I usually have chicken mince but this week I opted for beef instead. Haha, I might just have to cross my fingers and hope for the best. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Krissy.
      I think it will work just as perfectly with beef mince. Enjoy!
      I’m looking forward to testing out your Asian Noodle Salad with sugar-free dressing.
      Thanks for stopping by xx

      Reply
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