In my Weekly Meal Plan Friday I mentioned that a friend shared a recipe in an email for Asian Lettuce Wraps that I would share with all of you too if we liked them (I’m sure you remember all this!).  Well, guess what?!  We liked them a lot!  They were incredibly easy to make – minimal ingredients and only about 15 minutes to prepare.  What a great combination! I excluded the chopped scallions and peanuts her recipe called for.  You can add them back in if you decide to make it.

I made some brown rice on the side to serve with it and had a brilliant idea to add in a cup of it to the mixture.  I had my meat mixture without the rice (served over a large bed of lettuce rather than in the wraps), but served the remaining meat mixture to the family with the rice mixed in.  They liked it that way and I sampled a spoonful and agree that’s a great variation you may want to try.

Ingredients:

1 lb. of ground turkey
1 can of sliced water chestnuts, minced
1-2 tsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of sesame oil
2 TBS of reduced sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
2 TBS of rice vinegar
2 TBS of hoisin sauce
1-2 tsp of minced ginger
1-2 heads of bibb lettuce
OPTIONAL: You can add 1 cup of cooked brown rice to the mixture before serving.

Directions:

  1. Saute turkey in large skillet until cooked through
  2. Add garlic, ginger and minced water chestnuts
  3. Combine oil, soy sauce/liquid aminos, vinegar and hoisin then pour over meat mixture
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Optional: Add cooked brown rice to mixture if you desire
  6. Serve with lettuce for wraps

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