I forgot about this recipe. I had been trying to get my blog updated, and somehow overlooked this delicious and simple Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wrap recipe by The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Honestly, there’s not a lot to say about this dish. It’s delicious. It’s simple. It’s fairly healthy. Not to mention, I am pretty sure that I’ve never had a bad experience with The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipes!
Another side note is that I did not use iceburg lettuce, as the recipe calls for. I know a lot of the lettuce cup recipes call for iceburg, but it’s hard for me to justify – if I’m having a healthy dinner, I’d prefer a higher nutritional content! I ended up using green leaf lettuce, which is not the most cup-esque of leafy greens, but it still did the trick!
Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps
-1lb lean ground turkey
-1/2cu onion, finely diced
-1tsp minced garlic
-3/4cu carrot shavings
-1cu celery, sliced thinly
-1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves removed to form cups (or use another leaf, if you prefer)
-salt and pepper, to taste
-1/2cu Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo wing sauce
-Blue cheese crumbles or blue cheese dressing to drizzle over the top
-In a large skillet, saute the onions over medium heat until soft (3-4 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add ground turkey, season with a dash of salt and pepper, brown meat and cook until cooked through. Drain any grease if necessary.
-Return meat to pan and stir in the wing sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a couple of minutes.
-Prepare lettuce cups. Place spoonful of meat into lettuce cup, top with carrot shavings and chopped celery. Sprinkle with some blue cheese crumbles and/or dressing. Wrap up and eat.