Spicy Turkey with Lettuce Wraps – Phase 3

This fun and spicy turkey with lettuce wraps are the perfect appetizers this Chinese New Year.

It can be served with a chili garlic sauce for extra zip and it can be tossed with delectable raspberries with lime juice for a quick dessert.

Spicy Turkey with Lettuce Wraps - Phase 3

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 8-ounce can artichokes, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heads lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, mint and/or chives
  • 1 large carrot, shredded

Directions: 

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey and ginger; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon until the turkey is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the cooked quinoa, bell pepper, artichokes, broth, crushed tomatoes, chili powder and salt; cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  4. To serve, divide lettuce leaves among plates, spoon some of the turkey mixtures into each leaf, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.

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