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Asian Turkey Wraps

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

These were a big hit! Even the youngest tried it in the lettuce (and then ate the rest with a fork ;) )

My notes: I added in leftover brown rice. I diced the onions and peppers, then pulsed them in the food processor to smaller pieces so it got eaten by my youngest. He'll pick out the big pieces, but small ones he'll eat. When I do this I add them at the end of cooking so they don't end up like mush.

And I make my own hoisin sauce. It's called 7 minute hoisin sauce and it really only takes 7 minutes. It's delicious and you can feel good about no added preservatives or msg. Every time I think about making the sauce, I remind myself, it's only 7 minutes! Recipe below.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 head butter lettuce


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.

  2. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside. Add garlic, bell pepper and onion to the saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.

  3. Stir in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and ground turkey until well combined. Add rice and green onions and gently toss to combine.

  4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the turkey mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.


Makes about 1 cup

1 tablespoon olive oil  1 large garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1/2 cup red miso paste 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar (I used rice vinegar)

  1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and five-spice powder and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.

  2. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and cook, whisking or stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Let the sauce cool before using. It keeps well in the refrigerator.

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