Sweet & Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps




  • 3/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger

Meat Mixture

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 red pepper (chopped)
  • 1 orange pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)


  • handful cilantro
  • 3 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (separated into whole leaves)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (toasted if you like)
  • dry steam-fried Asian noodles


Make the sauce first.

  1. In a sauce pan, combine the Hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sweet chili sauce, water, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. Stir and cook until well blended, then remove from the heat and set aside.

Cooking the turkey.

  1. In a frying pan, heat up 2 tbsp of oil, and add the turkey and garlic.
  2. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the moisture is gone (you may have to drain it).
  3. Mix together the soy sauce and brown sugar in a little bowl, then add it to the ground turkey. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the Hoisin sauce mixture that you had set aside, along with the bell peppers and onion. Stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked but still kind of crunchy.

Putting it all together.

  1. All in separate bowls: Set out the lettuce leaves, turkey mixture, peanuts, chopped cilantro, sliced onions and noodles.
  2. Let everyone put together their own wrap!
  3. Enjoy!


One thing we found was that the noodles were a bit too crunchy for our liking. They could be tossed into the final meat mixture and have them sit for a few minutes before serving, just to soften them up a bit.