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lettuce wraps

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stephanie Miller
Council Bluffs, IA

From a co-worker, and it's just quick and delicious. No dipping sauce needed. I have found that it's best made fresh. Making the filling in advance and reheating even later the same day is not quite as good. Turkey could be cooked in advance, however.

(1 rating)
yield 2 -3 as entree, 4-6 as appetizer
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For lettuce wraps

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1/4 c
    green onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    creamy peanut butter (or chunky and omit the peanuts at end of recipes)
  • 2 tsp
    red chili paste (gourmet garden brand in a tube)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes

How To Make lettuce wraps

  • 1
    Cook & drain the ground turkey. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • 2
    Cook the above together 3-4 minutes until heated through and mixed together.
  • 3
    Serve atop iceberg lettuce leaves with shredded carrots (1 cup) and chopped peanuts (1/4 cup).
  • 4
    No dipping sauce is needed; perfect balance of flavors and it’s easy to make it spicier or less spicy, as you prefer. This makes a nice appetizer for 6-8 people or can be used as a main course for 2-4 people.