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  • Writer's pictureKristin G

Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups

Updated: Mar 5


Looking for a quick, flavorful, weeknight dinner? I've got a good one for you! These lettuce cups are so tasty, you may want to double this recipe. Also feel free to sub any type of ground meat you have on hand! Also feel free to serve this over rice in lieu of lettuce cups for a more hearty meal or to mix it up for leftovers.



Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1/2 onion finely diced

  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced

  • 1 5oz can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon garlic

  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

  • 1 head of bibb lettuce (can sub romaine or iceberg)

  • Garnish: scallion greens and sesame seeds


  • Heat sesame oil in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat

  • Brown turkey and crumble for 3-4 minutes until almost all pink is gone

  • Add onion, bell pepper, water chestnuts, garlic and ginger, sauté for 5-6 minutes until onion is translucent

  • Reduce heat to low, add rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sriacha

  • Stir to combine and serve on lettuce cups

  • Garnish with scallion and sesame seeds

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moomin peko
moomin peko
Nov 18, 2021

This was absolutely delicious. I usually hate ground turkey too!


Oct 24, 2021

Hi Kristin - I just made this dish and added some diced celery for health and crunch too! It turned out really well and was worth investing in the staple Asian ingredients I didn't have before. Way better than pre-made preservatives! My sauce did turn out a bit thin. Is that normal? The first lettuce cup was messy and runny but then I learned to drain out a bit of the sauce from my spoon. Could I add cornstarch to thicken the sauce next time? Thank you for sharing.

Kristin G
Kristin G
Oct 24, 2021
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I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I love the addition of celery! I would recommend cooking the mixture a little longer until you get your desired consistency. Or like you said using a spoon to take less liquid onto the lettuce wrap. The liquid is helpful for reheating as leftovers so it doesn’t get dry!

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