Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps – It’s What’s For Dinner!

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Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I was cleaning out the fridge today and found a head of lettuce that I need to use pronto. However we have had salad as a side dish several times this week and, frankly I was sick of salad. My guinea pig Buttercup gave a squeal when I opened the produce drawer…I guess she knows that means time for a treat. So I peeled off a leaf of lettuce for her and went off to to see what recipes I could make with lettuce besides salad.

So what’s for dinner tonight? Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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This recipe looks interesting and luckily I already had all the ingredients except the ginger root. So I put a call in to my husband to pick up some fresh ginger on his way home from work.

Ground turkey is great as it is low fat and actually I can find it on sale with coupons (look for Jennie-O or Honeysuckle White coupons from time to time) or, I can grind it myself if I find a good sale on turkey breasts. I will be omitting the mushrooms simply because 3 out of 6 in our family do not like them. I love them but the husband and two of the kids refuse to eat any dish that has mushrooms in it. I bet I could sneak them in if I had too (shh…) but I don’t have any on hand and asking the hubby to pick up mushrooms would raise the red flag for sure.


  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce, found in the Asian food section of the grocery store
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 2 cups finely chopped button mushrooms
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1” knob of fresh gingerroot, finely minced
  • 3 large carrots, grated (about 1 ½ to 2 cups)
  • 6 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

For the full recipe and directions please head on over to Can You Stay For Dinner!

What is on your menu plan for dinner tonight? Leave us a comment below and share. Links to yummy recipes are welcome too!


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