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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Chinese 5-Spice Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category: Ground Turkey
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 lb ground lean turkey breast
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped small
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 carrot, chopped small
  • 2 tablespoons chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon 5 Spice Powder
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 3 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons black bean sauce
  • 1 teaspoon agave or honey
  • chile garlic or chile sauce (like sriracha), for serving
  • Boston or iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • shredded slaw mix (optional)
  • chopped green onions (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook for about 3-4 minutes until slightly softened. Add ground turkey to pan. Using a wooden spoon, break up ground turkey and sprinkle 5 spice powder over meat. Continue to cook until cooked through completely, about 7 minutes.
  2. While turkey is cooking, combine tamari, rice vinegar, black bean sauce, agave, ginger and garlic in a small bowl. Add sauce to ground turkey during the last few minutes of cooking and combine.
  3. To serve scoop ground meat mixture into lettuce leaves, top with slaw mix, green onions and chili sauce.