Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps (as seen on 'The Chew')

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by Michelle Dudash, RDN

GMAZ segment by Heidi Goitia

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 27 at 1:20 PM

Ingredients
6 teaspoons canola oil (4 teaspoons for the turkey, 2 teaspoons for the onions)
1.25 pounds (20 ounces) Jennie-O 99% fat-free (extra-lean) ground turkey
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups [or use regular yellow onion])
1 1/4 cups frozen corn kernels
1 cup canned seasoned black beans, drained
1 cup fat-free mild Herdez salsa
1/2 cup Pacific Foods reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Kikkoman reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Freshly ground black pepper
12 whole leaf lettuce cups (using 2 heads Bibb or butter lettuce)
Accompaniments:
Fresh cilantro leaves
Fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
Lime wedges

Instructions
Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and add 4 teaspoons of oil. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the turkey in pieces in a single layer in the pan. Brown the turkey while breaking it up with a whisk, about 5 minutes. Transfer the turkey to a dinner plate.

Place the pan back on the heat and drizzle in 2 teaspoons of oil. Sauté the onions until tender, about 5 minutes, reducing the heat as needed. Add the cooked turkey, corn, black beans, salsa, chicken broth, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin and about 6 grinds of pepper. Cook until hot and some of the liquid has evaporated, about 5-10 minutes.

Spoon the taco meat into the lettuce wraps and top with accompaniments. Enjoy immediately.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes 6 servings, nearly 1 cup filling each (with 2 lettuce cups)

Recipe notes
This recipe yields a mildly spicy flavor. For more or less spicy heat, adjust the amount of chili powder.

For best results, use the inner leaves for the nicest lettuce cups. Save the remaining lettuce for your next salad.


Weight Watchers of Arizona, Inc., a franchise of Weight Watchers International, Inc. is pleased to present a cooking demonstration and book signing featuring Michelle Dudash, dietitian, author, local resident and recent finalist on ABC The Chew's "The Search for the Weight Watchers Chef."

The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 6-7:30 PM on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Weight Watchers Agua Caliente, 6990 East Shea Boulevard, Ste. 112-113 in Scottsdale. Seating will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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