Taco Turkey Lettuce Cups

16 Aug

Although nothing can compare to the glorious-ness of PF Changs’ lettuce cups, the idea of anything in a lettuce cup instead of straight-to-the-butt carb-filled bread or tortillas sounded appealing. Especially if I get to tie this in to my love of Mexican food.  Turkey taco lettuce cups are really delicious – just make sure the lettuce cups you get are REALLY crunchy (ie: buy the head of lettuce the day you’re making these).   You can add a little cayenne pepper to the taco seasoning if you want to spice things up a bit.  I also added black beans as a topping – I think corn would be a good addition too.  Now… what else can I make in a lettuce cup?

 Turkey Taco Lettuce Cups


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • Taco seasoning
  • Large lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • Salsa, avocado, light sour cream (for topping)
  • Other optional additions: black beans, corn


  1. In a large skillet, add oil, ground turkey, and taco seasoning, and cook until browned.
  2. Add green pepper and onion to the skillet and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Scoop mixture into lettuce cup and add desired toppings – enjoy!


… if you try these, snap a picture of the finished product and maybe we’ll use yours instead of the terrible iPhone shot above!


One Response to “Taco Turkey Lettuce Cups”

  1. Fernando ;) August 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    yummy in my tummy. thanks for sharing!

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