In my Weekly Meal Plan Friday I mentioned that a friend shared a recipe in an email for Asian Lettuce Wraps that I would share with all of you too if we liked them (I’m sure you remember all this!).  Well, guess what?!  We liked them a lot!  They were incredibly easy to make – minimal ingredients and only about 15 minutes to prepare.  What a great combination! I excluded the chopped scallions and peanuts her recipe called for.  You can add them back in if you decide to make it.

I made some brown rice on the side to serve with it and had a brilliant idea to add in a cup of it to the mixture.  I had my meat mixture without the rice (served over a large bed of lettuce rather than in the wraps), but served the remaining meat mixture to the family with the rice mixed in.  They liked it that way and I sampled a spoonful and agree that’s a great variation you may want to try.


1 lb. of ground turkey
1 can of sliced water chestnuts, minced
1-2 tsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of sesame oil
2 TBS of reduced sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
2 TBS of rice vinegar
2 TBS of hoisin sauce
1-2 tsp of minced ginger
1-2 heads of bibb lettuce
OPTIONAL: You can add 1 cup of cooked brown rice to the mixture before serving.


  1. Saute turkey in large skillet until cooked through
  2. Add garlic, ginger and minced water chestnuts
  3. Combine oil, soy sauce/liquid aminos, vinegar and hoisin then pour over meat mixture
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Optional: Add cooked brown rice to mixture if you desire
  6. Serve with lettuce for wraps

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