Thursday, July 16, 2015

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I love coming up with new meals for my family. And it's always exciting when the pickiest one - my husband - loves what I come up with. I was worried that he wouldn't like this one because it isn't the typical meat, veggie, starch combo, but he was still good with it. Of course, I did have to serve some rice on the side because he's a big guy and would be hungry in half an hour without it...

But I'll definitely be putting this one into rotation because it was pretty easy to put together, not too shabby on the budget (buy your turkey in bulk!), had really great flavor combinations, and it tasted just as great reheated the next day.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
4 servings


2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or 1 reg + 1 tbsp water)
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp oil
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/4 c diced sweet onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 6oz can water chestnuts, chopped
1 green onion, minced
1/2 c chopped carrots
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Boston lettuce (or another sturdy, leafy lettuce)


1. Mix hoisin, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and ginger together. Set aside.
2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Add turkey, red pepper, and sweet onion. Cook until browned, crumbling as you go. Drain excess fat.
3. Add garlic, water chestnuts, and minced green onion. Cook for about 2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant. Pour in hoisin mixture and stir well until combined.
4. To serve, spoon into lettuce leaves and sprinkle with chopped carrots and cilantro.

Per serving : Calories 273 | Total Fat 12g | Saturated Fat 3g | Cholesterol 81mg | Sodium 325mg | Potassium 188mg | Total Carbohydrate 15g | Dietary Fiber 1g | Sugars 7g | Protein 22g | Vitamin A 67% | Vitamin C 37% | Calcium 8% | Iron 10g

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