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PF Chang Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Katrina DeAnn Chaney

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 head of sturdy lettuce such as bibb, or romaine
½ c chicken broth (I used organic low sodium)
¼ c soy sauce (I used low sodium)
2 tbsp. light or dark brown sugar (I used dark agave syrup)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 small bell pepper (green, red or any other color you prefer), finely diced
1 large carrot, finely diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
¼ c finely sliced scallions, light green and dark green parts only (from about 2-3 scallions)
Sriracha or other hot sauce for serving

Directions:
Directions:
1 to 2 days ahead:
Prep the lettuce and make the filling. Prep the lettuce:
Separate the head of lettuce into individual leaves. Rinse and dry, either with a
salad spinner or by hand, using clean kitchen towels or paper towels to pat the leaves dry.

Refrigerate the lettuce leaves until ready to assemble and serve, either inside the salad spinner or between layers of clean, dry kitchen towels or paper towels in an airtight container to wick away excess moisture. (Lettuce leaves can also be stored in individual serving sizes for lunches on the go.)

Cook the meat:
Whisk the broth, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch together in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium - high heat until shimmering.
Add half the ground meat in handfuls, distributing it in a single layer in the pan. Cook without
stirring until the meat starts to brown, then stir and start breaking up the meat into smaller
pieces. When the meat is no longer pink, transfer it to a bowl. Add the remaining oil and meat to the pan and cook in the same manner.

Finish the filling:
Return all the meat to the pan and add the bell pepper, carrot, garlic and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Whisk in the reserved broth and cook for a few more minutes to thicken the broth into a sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in the scallions.

Store the filling:
Transfer to a lidded container (or multiple containers, if you're sending the wraps off to school or work for meals) and refrigerate until ready to eat. The cooked filling can be made up to 2 days in advance.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes

 

 

 

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