Nutritional Wisdom with Carly Pollack

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This awesome recipe comes from Austin food bloggers Couple in the Kitchen - we love their twist on this easy to make meal!

1 pound ground turkey
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1.5 tbsp chili sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1-2 tsp fresh ginger
1 tbsp rice vinegar
5-6 pieces lettuce "cups" (butter lettuce is our favorite)
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 tbsp sriracha

Start by chopping the onion and adding it to a large skillet that has been coated with cooking spray. Adding this much onion helps to keep the meat moist and adds a lot of flavor. Once the onion is soft, add the ground turkey with 1 tbsp of toasted sesame oil. It is really important to use toasted sesame oil over other types of oil - it really creates a great flavor for the sauce. While the meat is cooking, season it with salt and pepper and add in the ground ginger. Break up the meat and cook it until it is no longer pink. Now add the remaining sauce ingredients (the additional sesame oil, chili paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar) and cook for another 5 minutes so the sauce reduces and thickens.

When serving, pile a spoonful of meat into the lettuce cup, top it with fresh cilantro leaves and add a squirt of sriracha. This recipe is also perfect to make ahead and reheat the meat for an easy weekday lunch.

3 servings

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