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  • Writer's pictureKristin G

Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups


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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