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Blakely Backyard is an idea born from Houston native Chris Blakely’s passion and talent for genuine Texas BBQ, coupled with Puerto Rican born wife Geraldine’s recognition that good food and good friends always lead to good life.

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Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SAUCE:
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup green onion
1 sprig rosemary about 4-6 inches, the whole sprig, no need to break apart or chop
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger grated or just a whole chunk
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon slurry a mix of 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch, this will help the mix thicken

FOR THE LETTUCE WRAPS:
2 cups pulled pork approximately 1 lb.
2 carrots julienned
2 cups purple cabbage shredded or julienned
1 head Boston or “Butter” lettuce, leaves separated
1/2 cup green onions chopped (for topping)
1/4 cup cilantro chopped (for topping)

INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE SAUCE:
Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Then strain after 12 minutes of reducing. Add back into the saucepan overheat.
In a separate small sealed container add 1 tablespoon of water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour. Add the “slurry” to the saucepan with the strained sauce. Whisk to combine. Let continue simmering for 8-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Set aside.

FOR THE WRAPS:
In a large skillet heat up already prepared Blakely’s Backyard Pulled Pork on medium heat until warmed. Add 2-4 tablespoons of the sauce to the meat, as desired. Save the remaining sauce for topping your wraps. Remove from heat.
Assemble lettuce wraps: Scoop pork mixture into lettuce leaves, and top with your vegetables, onions, and cilantro. Drizzle with more reserved sauce as desired. Enjoy!