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Mexican Turkey Lettuce Wraps

MexicanTurkeyLettuceWraps
This is a recipe that’s great to serve if anyone in your party is gluten-free. By eliminating the tortilla, you not only make this a more versatile dish, but you also cut back on unnecessary calories. Make sure to get your favorite toppings to pile inside!
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ small onion, finely diced
  • 1 (4-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey and brown for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, paprika, and oregano. Stir to combine and continue browning the meat. Add the onion, ¾ cup water, and the tomato sauce and cover. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Divide the meat equally among the 8 lettuce leaves. Place a portion of the meat mixture in the center of each leaf and top with sour cream, cheese, avocado, tomato, and cilantro.
  3. Serve immediately.
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