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Recipe: Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Recipe from 4 basic Facts About Type 2 Diabetes blog

Serves 6 (2 lettuce cups per serving)


• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 small yellow onion, diced

• 8 ounces 93% lean ground turkey

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 8 ounces button mushrooms, diced

• 2 tablespoons chili powder

• 1 teaspoon cumin

• 2 teaspoons cornstarch

• 1½ teaspoons paprika

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

• 2/3 cup water

• 12 leaves Boston or Bibb lettuce


• Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook 3-4 minutes until softened. Add ground turkey and garlic and cook 4-5 minutes, until no longer pink.

• Add diced mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes more until mushrooms are soft.

• Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, cornstarch, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper.

• Once mushrooms are softened, add spice mixture and water to pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until liquid has thickened.

• Fill lettuce leaves with taco mixture and your favorite toppings, like diced tomatoes, sliced avocado or low-fat shredded cheese.