My husband is an RN and works 12-hr night shifts. He works all weekend, has one night off, and is back at it for two nights. For me, this means a lot of meals for just me and my three year-old. On Friday night I felt inspired to take our leftovers and mix it up. I had made tortillas so my husband would have a bread product for packing dinners and leftover short ribs. When combined with random ingredients from the fridge, they became some pretty tasty Asian-inspired wraps.
This isn’t the first time I have made something like this, but I did try a few new ingredients since it wasn’t a part of my shopping plan. That’s the great thing about wraps – versatility. I encourage you to try a variety of proteins and veggies! I ended up using Brussels sprouts in the slaw and it was pretty good, although I must say I prefer, and recommend, green or purple cabbage. I also never need an excuse to eat hoisin sauce, one of the few processed foods I just can’t relinquish.
I served the slaw on the side for my daughter, and she didn’t touch it, but at least I tried!
Makes 2 servings
2 6 to 8-inch tortillas
1 cup of shredded short ribs (or chicken, pork, mini shrimp)
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
For the slaw:
6 Brussels sprouts, shredded (or 1 cup of shredded cabbage)
2 radishes finely chopped
1 large carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
For the dressing:
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
½ tablespoon soy sauce
1 small clove of garlic, mined
1 inch of ginger grated or a dash of dried
½ lime, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
Assemble and toss your veggies. Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with slaw. Mix beef with hoisin sauce. Spoon half into each tortilla and top with slaw. Garnish with chopped peanuts or cashews.
Joli Heavin is a professional fundraiser and grant writer who works for Children's Bureau. In her spare time, Joli enjoys running, reading, and cooking. She is a lover of all things art and was once a classically trained singer and actress, but now primarily enjoys her roles as Clare's mom and Matt's wife.