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Quick Turkey Lettuce Cups Recipe Is a Low-Carb Treat — Only $1.83 a Serving!

Grated ginger adds plenty of zing to these tasty bites

I’m always looking for healthy and delicious alternatives to my comfort food favorites. And using crisp lettuce instead of a hamburger bun for a juicy Sloppy Joe sandwich makes a refreshing twist on the classic. So, if you’re looking for a low-carb meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor, then you’ve got to try this Turkey Lettuce Cups recipe. Plus, at only $1.83 a serving, it’s easy on your wallet.

Instead of beef, we use lean ground turkey to cut back on fat and calories. Then, for a zingy pop, we brown the meat with fresh ginger. This peppery root veggie is loaded with good-for-you benefits, including boosting immunity. Plus, all that kicked-up flavor means you need less barbecue sauce to bring the whole thing together. To finish the dish, we serve it up on Bibb lettuce leaves. Leave us a comment below to let us know what you think!

Yields

4 serving

Total Time

Prep Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 Tbs. grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 leaves bibb lettuce
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 red jalapeño pepper, sliced (optional)
  • Cooked rice (optional)

Instructions

• In 12" nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until turkey is no longer pink, 7–8 min. Stir in barbecue sauce and ¼ cup water; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until flavors blend, about 5 min.

• Dividing evenly, fill each lettuce leaf with turkey mixture. Sprinkle each with scallion slices and, if desired, jalapeño pepper slices. If desired, serve with hot cooked rice on the side.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 266
  • Fat: 13 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 3 gram
  • Protein: 22 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 16 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 84 mg
  • Sugar: 12 gram
  • Sodium: 430 mg
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