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Asian Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Posted: May 23, 2015 | Updated: September 25, 2019

4 hours 45 minutesPin Recipe

Slow cooked ground turkey in a blend of Asian inspired spices then piled high in a wrap of lettuce.

Asian Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

It’s memorial day weekend! I am excited to spend some time this weekend outside with my girls playing, having a bonfire, and laying on the back deck just soaking up some rays.

Usually memorial day weekend is spent grilling on the barbeque but my husband is working all weekend (boo) and I’m not much of a griller.

So instead, I’m throwing things in the crock pot in the morning and letting dinner cook itself so I can spend more time with my girls!

Asian Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I love my slow cooker. Though I don’t really use it that often, and I should, but I still love it. It makes dinners super simple because all you have to do is throw everything in, turn it on, and go about your day.

When it’s dinner time you don’t have to think about it, it’s already done.

Asian Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This makes it perfect for fun filled days like this weekend so that I don’t have to come home from doing something and then think about what to make for dinner.

Yay for simplicity.

Asian Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Slow cooked ground turkey in a blend of Asian inspired spices then piled high in a wrap of lettuce.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Serve and Garnish

  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 head romaine lettuce


  • In a 5-7 quart slow cooker, add turkey and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
  • Add bell pepper, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and break apart meat. Cover and cook additional 2 hours on low.
  • Stir in cooked rice, rice vinegar and sesame oil; cover again and cook for additional 20 minutes to warm through.
  • Serve immediately in lettuce wraps topped with green onions.

Stove-top Instructions

  • Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in 5-6 qt. stock pot over medium-high. Add onion and bell pepper and cook 4-5 minutes until onion is slightly translucent and bell pepper is soft.
  • Add garlic and ground turkey and stir to combine. Cook 6-8 minutes, breaking apart while cooking, until turkey is cooked through.
  • Add hoisin, say sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil and stir to combine. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add cooked rice. Stir thoroughly to combine and cook additional 1-2 minutes just to make sure rice is warmed through.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately on lettuce wraps topped with green onions.
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This Post Has 12 Comments
  1. Call me strange but I prefer stuff like this wrapped in lettuce than breads… The filling in this sound fantastic, what sort of rice vinegar did you use was it clear, dark or red? Gotta get me some of this 😀

    1. Yes, me too! I definitely love me some tacos but lettuce wraps are just as great and sometimes preferred. The rice vinegar was just plain, clear rice vinegar.

  2. Oh, I love me some turkey! These look absolutely scrumptious, Jennifer. Have you tried them with leftover shredded turkey breast? We always have lots of leftover breast meat in our family after a big turkey meal, because we tend to go for the dark meat first. I’m always looking for something to do with the leftover white meat.

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