This recipes can be disastrous with the Lap Band, because if you try to take a bite you will consume too much per mouthful. So all you need to do is to eat with a knife and fork to cut up into small pieces.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, from the pantry
  • 300g Coles Butcher 5 star beef mince
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 heads mini cos lettuce, stem ends trimmed about 16-20 leaves
  • 1/4 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce


Step 1

Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add half the oil and brown the beef for 3-4 minutes, stirring to break up any large chunks. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remove the beef from the pan to a plate.

Step 2

Return the pan to the heat and add remaining oil. Add the garlic, celery and cabbage and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often or until the vegetables are slightly tender. Add the hoisin sauce, return the meat to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Stir in the bean sprouts, carrot and spring onion and season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove the mixture from the heat.

Step 4

Fill the lettuce leaves with the beef mixture and garnish with the coriander. Serve immediately with the sweet chilli sauce.