Asian Turkey Cabbage Cups

I’ve seen different versions of these lettuce and/or cabbage wraps before and always thought they looked interesting but never tried them…well, I’m glad I finally did because they are delicious!


1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped  (I leave this out since I don’t like anything spicy)
12 large Napa (Chinese) cabbage leaves (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey and ginger to pan and cook until turkey is done, stirring frequently. Drain the turkey mixture and place in a large bowl. Add green onions and next 8 ingredients (through jalapeño) and mix well. Spoon 1/3 cup turkey mixture into each cabbage leaf. Top with peanuts.

Yields 4 servings (3 filled cabbage cups)
Amount per serving
Calories: 267
Fat: 13.6g
Saturated fat: 3.7g
Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
Protein: 30.3g
Carbohydrate: 7.6g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 89mg
Iron: 1.8mg
Sodium: 637mg
Calcium: 111mg

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