Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Total Time
28 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 filled lettuce cups and about 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce mixture)

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Place mushrooms in a large bowl. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, garlic, and ginger to pan; cook 6 minutes or until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble. Add turkey mixture, onions, and water chestnuts to mushrooms in bowl; stir well.

Step 2

Spoon 1/2 cup turkey mixture into each lettuce leaf. Combine hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve sauce with lettuce cups.

Ratings & Reviews

SuZQCooks's Review

March 24, 2014
This is one of my family's favorite recipes. I make it about once a month and one of my daughters requested it for her birthday dinner. To serve 6, I use a 20 oz. package of ground turkey, double all of the veggies and the sauce and add 1/2 a package of coleslaw toward the end for extra crunch. I substitute about a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce for the sriracha in the doubled sauce and the heat level is perfect for us. I serve it with Filipino garlic rice (brown rice, lots of garlic, scrambled eggs, and soy sauce stir fried in canola oil). It is a delicious meal that we all love!

Asian lettuce cups

May 01, 2015
These were really good and really easy. I chopped the mushrooms in a food processor and chopped up the water chestnuts pretty small and used ground chicken instead of turkey.

stickynikki's Review

February 20, 2013
These were amazing!!! The sauce is so flavourful and the best part but I stuck with the half tablespoon on each cup. Other reviews say the meat it bland but it's suppose to be or or you would have too many contrasting flavors. There are higher calorie recipes out there for lettuce cups so perhaps those might suit them better. For 2 lettuce cups under 300 calories is great for dinner. Or add half a cup of brown rice as a side dish (109 calories) if you need more food.

ChicagoSandy's Review

June 19, 2012
Excellent with a few changes. Turkey mixture was unbelievably bland by itself, but I added some soy sauce and a bit Sriracha to it and it was much better. Adding some of the sauce would be great too, but I wasn't sure how my kids would like the sauce, so I didn't. Next time I probably will. I also used a lot more garlic and ginger than called for also. I will use a lot more onion and mushroom next time too. But it is a great idea for a light and healthy summer meal and my family all liked it, which is almost a miracle at our house.

osheace's Review

December 05, 2011
Not bad but there was a lot of chopping and prep work for a just ok dish. Ended up doubling the sauce and mixing it with the turkey mixture which was very plain without it.

Mom2LittleMiss's Review

October 31, 2011
One of my favorite go-to dishes for company! I usually double the sauce (the turkey mixture is pretty bland). If you have kids or folks with sensitive stomachs, you can leave out the sriracha for a tasty alternative!

Lindzkat1's Review

October 19, 2011
My husband and I found these to be delicious IF you mix the sauce in with the turkey and veggies before serving. The turkey mixture is pretty flavorless without the sauce. I'll definitely make this again! Next time, I'm going to use more mushrooms and water chestnuts so the mixture will be more crunchy and not so meat-heavy.

jenniferlovejoy's Review

August 26, 2011

lilmissgigglz's Review

August 15, 2011
We made this tonight and it was VERY good. We actually poured the sauce in with the meat and cooked it all together. This is a messy but yummy dish!

Judester's Review

June 23, 2011
Wow, a great dish and so refreshing. It was a 100 degree plus day and I was looking for a lighter meal. These fit the bill. They were prepared per the recipe. The way my family loved these they serve 4 not 6. This will be in our rotation.