Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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!

The recipe calls for blue cheese dressing or blue cheese crumbles.  I used crumbles, but I think having a dressing would make it a bit more zesty and less dry.  But either way – it was good!

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

serves 4

-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.


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