Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it’s incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Before I became a stay-at-home blogger, Jason and I ate out almost every single day of the week. It was so much easier than cooking at home and then having to do the dishes thereafter. But after awhile, it became increasingly expensive and I quickly began to see some weight gain. So that’s how this blog actually came about – as a way to save money and to create a more healthier lifestyle for my family.

So I’ve teamed up with Cook Smarts for the month of September in their Meal Planning Awareness campaign. As money and resources are being wasted, along with the rise in obesity in the U.S., we want to teach home cooks how to easily plan delicious and healthy meals for the week in about 30 minutes, which is less time than it takes to eat just one meal out! Meal planning can seem a bit daunting but with the right tools and knowledge, you’ll have everything you need to succeed in the kitchen to live a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

So I hope you’ll join me in my pledge to prepare 4 or more home cooked meals over eating out for 1 month, starting with these super easy turkey lettuce wraps.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

If you’re like me, you’ll eat this by the spoonful!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.
  • Add garlic, bell pepper and onion to the saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and ground turkey until well combined. Add rice and green onions and gently toss to combine.
  • To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the turkey mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

Notes

http://damndelicious.net/2013/09/24/asian-turkey-lettuce-wraps/

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps - These simple wraps comes together in less than 30 min, and it's incredibly hearty, healthy and filling!


Comments

  1. says

    Well over a year ago, my hubby and I decided to curb our eating out. We did….drastically. There were just so many benefits to it. I love to cook, and doing it just makes sense. Not only does eating in have the (potential) to be very healthy (dependent on recipes/ingredients, of course), but, sometimes the hubby and I team up to make something. It’s been fun, enjoyable, and I think people would be surprised if they just gave it a try. We really haven’t looked back since we began doing that. And, now, with a newborn, we are really trying to our best to teach him good eating habits…and, keeping him as far away from McDonald’s as possible….lol.

  2. says

    Simple cute and helpful pictorial!
    I do this for my family memebers but I find I still go around shopping centres anyway! (I always run out of butter and sugar, hehehe dessert blog problems)
    I love this for a quick meal, also the mince is great for freezing too. My left over are often put into noodle salads, tacos and jaffle sandwiches (it is Australia style toastie).

  3. says

    I’m happy about this campaign. I cook practically every meal. Weeknight and Saturday dinners with enough leftovers for the following day’s lunch. Saves a lot of money doing that. Also, I had my first burrito experience in Melbourne 2 weeks ago. This Asian style burrito, I am most certainly down for.

  4. says

    Not only the food looks delicious, but it’s important that it is easy and fast to cook on week nights. Most people are so busy and very hard to find the time to shop and cook. Meal planning does help, but sometimes it’s even hard to do when our weekend is filled with all the activities. Your turkey lettuce wraps look healthy, delicious and easy to make!!! Love it!

  5. doogle says

    Wow! Great recipe. Quick, easy and delicious. Don’t be afraid to double the recipe if you are making this for a larger number of people. My modification was to add some shredded carrots and a dash of red pepper flakes.

  6. Seanna says

    I’ve made this several times now, and each time my youngest daughter asks if she can eat any of the leftovers, if there are any! :) I am thankful for your photos, as I didn’t think to add the ground turkey back into the pan when you add the sauces in, as you don’t specify it in the recipe, which isn’t a big deal, but it just reaffirms for me why I like blogs that show the cooking process. :)

    We’ve eaten this in romaine and iceberg lettuce, and have also tried it with plain flour tortilla shells (soft), and I’ve eaten it straight out of a bowl. It’s delicious any way it’s presented. Thank you!

    • Chung-Ah says

      I’m so glad you’ve made this. We make this about once a week – it’s just so easy! And thanks for the heads-up on the ground turkey – I just updated the recipe.

    • Chung-Ah says

      Unfortunately, as I am not a registered dietician, I am not comfortable sharing nutritional information of my recipes. Please use online resources to obtain such information.

  7. Marie says

    I love lettuce wraps and look forward to trying your version :) They’re great because you can make a lot at one time and freeze dinner sized portions and then reheat them super easy. Voila, dinner! lol

  8. Pip says

    Lettuce wraps were a hit. I have 3 boys plus my husband… A very steak eating family. Trying to eat healthier. This is a good first step.

  9. Kelly says

    I’ve been meaning to try this recipe for weeks and let me tell you – once I made it it did not disappoint! We scarfed down the food in silence (a true tell of a good meal!). Thank you!!!!

  10. denise says

    this was a great recipe I made it last night and my family I absolutely loved it it was so good I’m going to make this again and again and again and again thank you so much for the recipe

  11. Nicole says

    Planning on making this for dinner this week, but I just have one quick question….Does it matter whether the cooked rice is hot or cold? Thanks :)

    • Chung-Ah says

      Nicole – feel free to use cold rice. It just may take a little bit longer to heat through than using hot rice.

  12. Alana says

    I used to view cooking as a necessary evil for those who couldn’t afford to eat out all the time… namely, me! For 2 years or so, I scraped by, cooking boring meals typical of college students. Then one day, I tried a recipe that made my roommate’s mouth water and I realized cooking could be fun, even for cheapsters like me! Now I love cooking and look forward to every pay day so I can buy ingredients for a new recipe! I’m so glad I found your site. I’ve cooked several of your dishes and just love them. You’re my tried and true, go-to recipe site now. Thanks!

  13. Alyson Chalnick says

    Great recipe!!! I added water chestnuts, chopped peanuts and accidentally forgot the rice- still delicious. I actually used the rice in my tofu vegetarian version for my 11 year old. Love your website!

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