My workplace is next door to a Panera Bread, and it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that I have tried darn near everything on the menu at one point or another. I especially like the fact that they now have express order pickup where I can be as picky as I want without getting the side eye from the cashier AND it’s ready as soon as I walk in the door. (They aren’t paying me to tell you any of this, these are my own ramblings)
One of my favorite things to order is the Power Steak Lettuce Wraps, because I typically don’t eat bread anymore, and that can be hard to do in a place with bread in the name. These babies are tasty and I don’t miss the bread at all. When I posted a picture of them on Instagram the other day, my friend Ashley (who blogs over at 3 Little Greenwoods) said she was going to need a knock off recipe… and I realized that I should totally make these myself!
In making these, the first thing you’re going to need is some meat. I chose some inexpensive steaks I found at the grocery store. You can really use whatever you want – a steak, some fajita cut beef, london broil… whatever you have on hand. I marinated mine in my go to steak marinade.
Cook the steak however you’d like and to your desired level of doneness. For the purposes of this recipe, I cooked mine on a cast iron griddle inside because it was FREEZING outside.
While your steak is resting, chop up some veggies to add to your wraps. My personal favorites are onions, peppers, mushrooms, and carrots – but you can use whatever you’d like and have on hand.
The real flavor punch to this is a gremolata type addition that is super easy to make. I blend all of the ingredients in my tiny little food processor and it works great.
Then, you simply put them on a plate and assemble. Delicious!
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 cup parsley
- 1/8 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend into a paste.
- Spread over meat before serving.