Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Earlier this month, Dana and I went over to mom and dad’s for dinner and they made us some very delicious lettuce wraps. A friend of mine asked me for the recipe, so I thought I would share it with all ya’ll just in case anyone else wanted it.

Mom’s Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com


  • 16 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Peanut sauce (optional): To be perfectly honest, I was the one in charge of making the peanut sauce and I didn’t measure any of the ingredients. In the mix was peanut butter, hot water, lime juice, garlic powder, pepper, and sometimes I will add a splash of hot sauce. Next time I will be sure to measure and write it down! Sorry about that.


  1. Rinse whole lettuce leaves, pat dry. Set aside.
  2. On stove top, brown the ground turkey. Rinse, drain, pour into separate dish, and set aside.
  3. Return pan to stove top, add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until they begin to cook down.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to pan including browned ground turkey; mix well.
  5. Place heaping spoonful of mixture into lettuce cup, top with peanut sauce and enjoy.
Mom paired our wraps with brown rice and mandarin oranges and it was the perfect well-rounded meal.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge