I love lettuce wraps of all kinds so I decided to try one with a Mexican flare. I wanted to sneak in as many healthy tidbits as possible. I combined turkey with two kinds of peppers, onions, zucchini, black beans, and corn. Then I gave it a healthy dose of seasoning and the result is delicious, satisfying, and healthy. I also made a quick Chipotle-Lime Cream for a citrusy kick. This is perfect for lunch, dinner, or snacking while watching the game. Give it a try and you'll love it.
Ingredients for Mexican Turkey Lettuce Wraps:
1 pound ground turkey
1-2 heads Butter Lettuce, depending on the size
1 medium onion, chopped, about 1 generous cup
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup diced zucchini
1/3 cup chopped poblano pepper, reserve 1 tablespoon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder + 1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup light sour cream
1 lime zested
1 1/2-2 tablespoons chopped chipotle with sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
Time-Saving Tips: All vegetables can be prepped earlier in the day and refrigerated.
Let's see what we need.
Now let's cook.
Combine all of the dressing ingredients together. Put the full amount of chipotle for a little more spice. Season with a little salt and set aside.
Saute 2 tablespoons of oil and onions together for about 4 minutes. Then add the red pepper, poblano, and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper. Cook another 2 minutes, add the garlic and stir until fragrant. Combine the turkey, cumin, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, coriander, and a little more salt and pepper. Once the turkey is cooked add the beans, the reserved poblano, and corn to the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon of chili powder and adjust the seasoning.
It's ready! It looks awesome. Spread a little of the Chipotle-Lime Cream on the lettuce and top with the turkey mixture. These are so good it is impossible to eat just one. This recipe is easily multiplied so it's great for bigger groups, too.