Monday, January 17, 2011

Lettuce Wraps with Sweet & Spicy Sauce

This is a healthy meal that my hubby & I make pretty regularly.  I wanted to go out to eat tonight...but he talked me into staying in.  This recipe is adapted from a recipe that my aunt pulled out of the Grand Rapids Press in 2003. 

{Lettuce Wraps}

1 1/2 Pounds ground turkey (I use 93/7)
3 1/2 Tablespoons chopped green onion (white and green parts)
3 Cups green onion cut into 1/2" pieces
1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
1 Teaspoon minced garlic
2 Teaspoons seasame oil
2 Cups water chestnuts; minced
1/3 Cup La Choy sweet & sour sauce
1 Teaspoon garlic chili sauce
Salt & Pepper

Place meat in bowl & mix with chopped green onion, ginger, garlic & sesame oil.  Mix well with fork.  Salt & pepper to taste.  Spray large pan with cooking oil, place over medium high heat.  Add meat & brown.  Drain any residual liquid. 

While meat is cooking, make Sweet & Spicy sauce:

Combine La Choy sweet & sour sauce and garlic chili sauce (which can be found in most grocery stores in the asian isle)

Once meat is cooked through, move to one side of pan.  Add green onion pieces and water chestnuts.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add Sauce.  Cook until hot. 

Serve with large lettuce leaves such as butter lettuce or romaine.  Enjoy!

{Adapted from The Grand Rapids Press; 2003}

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