Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Enjoy a lighter take on traditional tacos with these delicious Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps! Flavorful ground turkey seasoned with Mexican spices, topped with your favorite taco fixings, and wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves. These tasty and nutritious wraps are perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner or a fun meal to share with friends and family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 head iceberg or romaine lettuce, leaves separated
  • Toppings: diced tomatoes, diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Cook the turkey: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Add the minced garlic and diced bell pepper, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the ground turkey to the skillet, breaking it apart with a spoon, and cook until browned and cooked through.
  2. Season the turkey: Sprinkle the chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and black pepper over the cooked turkey mixture. Stir well to combine and allow the spices to toast for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add beans and corn: Stir in the black beans and corn kernels, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until heated through.
  4. Assemble the lettuce wraps: Spoon a portion of the turkey mixture onto each lettuce leaf. Top with salsa and your favorite taco toppings, such as diced tomatoes, diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped cilantro.
  5. Serve: Serve the Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps immediately, with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the wraps, if desired.

Enjoy the fresh and flavorful combination of ingredients in these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps, a healthy and satisfying meal that’s sure to please taco lovers of all ages!

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