Mealtime Monday: Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Long, long ago I pinned a recipe for PF Chang copycat lettuce wraps (recipe here).  After browsing my cooking Pinterest board while coming up with the meal plan list the other week, I stumbled across it again and decided to give it a try, with a few variations. I love meals these Asian turkey lettuce wraps that feel light and healthy on a weeknight, but full of flavor.

Yummy Asian turkey lettuce wrap recipe


  • 4 large lettuce leaves (I like using Romaine lettuce)
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper sauce
  • 4 ounces water chestnuts — drained, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions — thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

PF Chang inspired turkey lettuce wraps

First step in this recipe is to do your prep.  Dice up the onion, water chestnuts, green onion and ginger.  Measure correct amounts and set aside.

Asian turkey lettuce wrap recipe

In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground turkey.

Turkey lettuce wrap recipe

Once cooked through, add red onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, rice wine vinegar and chili sauce.

PF Chang copycat turkey lettuce wraps

Mix together to throughly coat.  Cook for about 5 minutes.

Yummy turkey lettuce wrap recipe

Add water chestnuts and green onions.

Asian turkey lettuce wraps

Stir together and cook for about 2 more minutes to wilt the onions.  Remove from heat.  Stir in sesame oil.

Turkey lettuce wraps recipe

Wash the lettuce leaves thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel.

Delicious turkey lettuce wrap recipe

Fill each lettuce leaf with the meat mixture.  Serve and enjoy!  Another great work night meal to add to our list.  Now I really need to sit down and work on my cook book to keep all our favorite recipes in on easy place.  Have you tried any new recipes lately?

Yummy Asian turkey lettuce wrap recipe

Giving Thanks and Eating Deep Fried Turkey

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We had a fantastic time getting to see both our families over the four day weekend.  We are so lucky to actually like our family and enjoy seeing them often.  We love you guys :) This year Fred decided to try out a deep fried turkey, and I think we may have a new family tradition!

Deep Fried Turkey Goodness

Before we even got to the fried turkey, Fred got the peanut oil up to temp and threw in an assortment of appetizers; mini corn dogs, taquitos and mozzarella sticks. Continue reading »