One Pan Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Lean ground turkey mixed with peppers and onions with spices, wrapped in crisp lettuce — perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The best part: all done in one skillet!
First things first: hi! What’d you do this weekend? It was beauuuutiful here. I’m talking windows wide open beautiful. Oh Atlanta, how I love you. I didn’t do much, soaked up the last weekend before I turn 27 on Thursday. Eeek!
Today I bring you another recipe to add to your dinner rotation. You can thank me later.
Weeknights are busy for the both of us, that’s why I’ve been focused on those one pot wonders. After work I stop home to let the dogs out, change and head over to the gym. I get back home shortly after Chris does. By that time, I’m tired and don’t feel like being in the kitchen. Plus, Chris doesn’t feel like cleaning it all up
Let me take you back to before I met Chris. Rewind to the past. I used to cringe at the thought of lettuce wraps. But then I was introduced to PF Changs chicken lettuce wraps and I fell in love. While these are nothing like those, these are darn good.
After I got home from the gym yesterday I was starving. I needed inspiration ASAP. I saw ground turkey, peppers, onions, a jalapeño and a huge head of lettuce. I knew I had to make lettuce wraps.
First you’ll brown up the ground turkey until it’s *just* about done. Scoop out the turkey and toss in the vegetables and let them sweat it out for a bit. Place the turkey back in the pan and mix together. Add in the spices. And you’re done! If you want, you can certainly toss in other mix-ins — black beans or corn — possibilities are endless.
Now you can thank me. One pan and 20 minutes. Healthy eating done right.
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Lean ground turkey mixed with peppers and onions with spices, wrapped in crisp lettuce -- perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The best part: all done in one skillet!
- 1 lb 97% lean ground turkey*
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Siracha, plus extra for garnish
- 8-10 large pieces of lettuce
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and ground turkey. Break apart turkey and cook until just about cooked through. You do not want to cook it completely through since it will be added back into the pan later. Remove the turkey from the skillet and place on a plate or bowl.
- Pour in the vegetables sweat for 3 minutes until slightly soft. Place the turkey back in the skillet. Add in the spices -- salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Stir together. Add in the Siracha and mix until everything is evenly coated.
- Scoop the turkey mixture into the lettuce and top with a drizzle of Siracha. Serve immediately.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To re-heat, toss in a skillet over medium heat or place in the microwave.
*Ground turkey can be substituted with ground meat instead. This is based on your preference.
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