Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

For a lighter alternative to taco shells you can enjoy these lettuce taco wraps. Add your favorite toppings like low fat cheddar, light sour cream, chives, tomatoes or whatever you like on your tacos. Making your own taco seasoning is a healthier alternative to buying packaged taco seasoning, and uses less sodium, no sugar, no preservatives and no msg. It also saves you money if you are on a budget. If you prefer to use the package seasoning, simply replace it with the spices listed here.

Photo by Nancy G.

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SERVINGS

8

wraps

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 1.3

    pounds 99% lean ground turkey

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon cumin

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon chili powder

  • 1

    teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2

    teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2

    small onion, minced

  • 2

    tablespoons bell pepper, minced

  • 3/4

    cup water

  • 4 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 8

    large lettuce leaves from Iceberg lettuce

Directions

Brown turkey in a large skillet. When no longer pink add dry seasoning and mix well. Add onion, pepper, water and tomato sauce and cover. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes. Wash and dry the lettuce. Place meat in the center of leaf and top with tomatoes, cheese and salsa or whatever you prefer. (Toppings extra points)

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