Top Recipe: Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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If you have 15 minutes, then you have time to make a delicious, healthy dinner. Jodi from 5boysbaker.com shares this quick, refreshing, and totally satisfying recipe for Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps.
“Turkey lettuce wraps are a fun and delicious alternative to eating a traditional taco,” said Emily Woll, MS., nutritionist.  “Using lettuce adds another veggie to your diet, which is always good,” Woll added that most of us don’t get enough of vegetables in our diet. So finding a way to incorporate fresh produce into a hearty dinner is a great combination.  “If you want to add a twist to your turkey lettuce wraps,” added Woll. “Try adding quinoa or black beans. And top with avocado.
Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (Canola is fine)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (low-sodium versions work great)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup thinly slices green onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots 
  • 6 to 8 lettuce leaves (Romaine, Iceberg, and Boston all work great!)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, garlic, ginger, and onions.  Cook until lightly browned, then drain.

  2. Stir in Sriracha, honey, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and rice vinegar.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Fold in water chestnuts, green onions, and shredded carrots. Simmer for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Fill lettuce cups with turkey filling and drizzle with additional hoisin sauce, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The original recipe called for 1 tablespoon minced garlic and 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh ginger. I adjusted those amounts according to our tastes, but feel free to use the original amounts or adjust according to what you like. It also called for canola oil, but I love the flavor of sesame oil, so use either one. I also added the shredded carrots for some more crunch and color, if you’re not a carrot lover, go ahead and leave them out. 

 

 

 

 

 

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