Quick & Easy Lettuce Wraps

Who knew Lettuce Wraps were so easy (and delicious) made at home? These are so quick to make and so full of flavor. Lettuce Wraps are the perfect thing when you want a light meal! This Lettuce Wrap recipe uses ground turkey, but you could use ground chicken or ground beef. Even the kids will love them!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 lb. ground turkey

1 can diced water chestnuts, drained

1 cup grated carrots

¼ cup green onions, sliced (save the green tops for garnish)

¼ cup soy sauce (low- sodium or reduced sodium)

¼ cup water

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon ketchup

1 teaspoon sesame oil

Romaine lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried

Chili Garlic sauce (from a jar)

In a skillet, brown the ground turkey (if desired, to remove any excess fat, drain the cooked meat in a colander and rinse with hot water.) Add the rinsed ground turkey back into the skillet. Add half of the green onions, water chestnuts and carrots. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients (all but the chili garlic sauce and lettuce leaves) and pour over the cooked ground turkey mixture. Cook over low heat for 8-10 minutes.  The mixture will become bubbly and thicken slightly.

Spoon the hot mixture onto the romaine lettuce leaves and serve with chili garlic sauce, on the side, if desired. Garnish with remaining sliced green onions.

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