Easy Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Monday, February 4, 2013


I can't believe how long it has taken me to post these babies!  My friend, Meghan, made them for New Year's Eve this year and I'm pretty sure I reminded her no less than 15 times that she needed to email me the recipe ASAP.  I didn't want to leave the party without the handwritten recipe in my hands.  Because I am a super annoying friend, I emailed her a day after and (again) begged for the recipe.  Luckily, Meghan is a very sweet human and sent it right over.  I'm pretty sure she was sick of my pathetic "this is the best thing I have ever tasted!!!!! OMG YUM YUM YUM YUM" shenanigans. 

I say we get down to business and whip up a batch.  I'm hungry for them again. 
Start by chopping up some water chestnuts (my addition because I love a little crunch)
And green onions.
For the sauce, combine Hosin Sauce (you can find this in the grocery store by the soy sauce)
Peanut butter
Miracle Whip (yeah, I know, sounds SUPER weird…just do it.  Trust me)
And a few shakes of red pepper flakes.  That's it!
Cook ground brown turkey until it is no longer pink and add the veggies.  It looks like a lot because I made a double batch then froze half of it..because I am super organized and plan ahead for everything…riiiight.
Once the turkey is fully cooked, add the sauce.  Give it a stir and let it bubble a bit.
Meanwhile, clean your lettuce.  You can use either butter or Boston lettuce.  Heck, you really probably could use Romaine if you are into that sort of thing.
Bubblin….
That's it my friends.
Spoon it into your little lettuce cups and DE-vour.

Easy Asian Lettuce Turkey Wraps

1/2 cup Hosin Sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter.  Crunch or smooth work just fine
1/4 cup Miracle Whip
1/8 teaspoon (or more depending on your taste) red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1/4 cup water chestnuts, chopped
1 head of Boston or Butter Lettuce

Start by preheating a large skillet on medium high heat.  Add the oil and turkey.  Cook until no longer pink.

While the turkey is cooking, combine the Hosin sauce, peanut butter, Miracle Whip and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

Once the turkey is cooked, add all but about a tablespoon or so of the green onions and all of the water chestnuts to the pan.  Give it a quick stir.  Pour in the sauce and let it bubble for about 3 minutes or so.

While the meat and sauce are bubbling, throughly wash your lettuce and separate into cups.

After 3 minutes, spoon the meat and sauce mixture onto the lettuce cups.  Top with green onions and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Recipe from Meghan via Mindy.

Ps. this recipe works very well for parties, just put the meat and sauce mixture in a Slow Cooker.





5 comments :

  1. I love lettuce wraps, can't wait to try this recipe!

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  2. I didn't know they could be this easy! I'm a little leery on the Miracle Whip but I will def. trust... just Pinned them to my "Recipes I Must Try" board!

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  4. These are really simple looking ... and yet they sound so elegant and tasty!! I'm adding this one to my "Recipes to Make" list!

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  5. I LOVE IT.Thanks for your post.I will review it again.Recipes

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