As a mama of two dairy-allergic babies, I have to be careful with what I feed them. Asian food, though, has very little dairy in it, if any at all, which means no having to figure out good substitutes. Plus, the fact that their daddy is Filipino means it’s important to us for them to be raised with Asian and Filipino food as a “normal” part of their diet. My one pot P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps recipe is one of the easiest ways for us to get some lean protein, Asian flavor on a weekday evening!
As far as Asian food goes, there are some awesome options, but a lot of them take all day. Soups and stews require hours to really achieve the flavor you want. Other choices mean lots of fat from frying. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some lumpia (Filipino egg rolls) or turon (sort of dessert egg rolls), but they aren’t what I want to be feeding my kids every day.
This one pot P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps recipe is my go-to for a quick, healthy meal. Less than half an hour and a handful of ingredients (most of which I have in the pantry or fridge all the time) and I have a yummy meal that both boys love. They’re also super pretty which makes them great for entertaining, especially since it means I don’t spend much time at all in the kitchen!
Ready for a Asian version of Taco Tuesday? Here’s how I pull it off with a one pot P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps recipe in our house!
One Pot P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe
2 T sesame oil, divided
1.5 c mushrooms, chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
Head of butter lettuce
4 T hoisin sauce
6 T soy sauce
2 t brown sugar
2 t rice wine vinegar
1.5 t ginger, minced, or 1 drop ginger essential oil
2 t cornstarch
2 t Sriracha sauce
- Add 1 T sesame oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once hot, add mushrooms to the pan and stir until brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the other 1 T sesame oil to the pan over medium heat, along with the ground turkey. Brown the meat.
- While it’s browning, add the sauce ingredients to a half-pint mason jar and shake until well mixed.
- Once your ground turkey is browned, add the garlic in and cook for 30 seconds.
- Then, pour the sauce over the meat and allow to cook until the sauce thickens.
- Serve with washed leaves of lettuce, chopped green onions, and/or sliced sweet peppers.
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