Wednesday, July 15, 2015

5 Spice Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Ok, so THIS was a surprise hit. Mostly with me. Hubs had rice in his wraps, the boy had meat on rice on his plate, and a lettuce leaf filled with BBQ sauce (yes, really), and the toddler just had meat and rice. 

You can drizzle any sauce you like over the top...I preferred a Bloody Mary seasoning sauce. So tasty! 

One tip: To shred my cabbage, I hacked it into chunks, cored it, and put it in my Vitamix with enough water to make it all float. Turn it on, then quickly turn it to high, JUST until you hear the last hunk hit the blades. It takes about 2 seconds. Drain, and you have perfectly minced cabbage! 

5 Spice Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Serves 3-5

1 package ground turkey meat (close to a pound)
1 large onion, chopped (optional. My kids asked me to leave that out next time. I used a Vidalia onion I had roasted with some burgers the other night)
Minced cabbage (3-5 cups. I used 3/4 of a small head)
3 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce (I used gluten free)
3 Tbsp. minced garlic
Salt to taste

Lettuce (to wrap) (I used romaine)

hot sauce, bbq sauce, etc.
1/4 cup chopped green onions

In a large dutch oven, brown the turkey and onions together. When the meat is cooked and the onions are soft, add the rest of the ingredients (cabbage, 5-spice powder, soy sauce, garlic). Cook until everything is soft and tasty, season to taste with salt. 

Serve in a lettuce leaf, topped with green onions and any sauce, if desired.