Crockpot Lettuce Wraps

I love Chinese food. I especially love P.F. Changs. And I REALLY love lettuce wraps. However, I ruined my own life. I informed my husband that the lettuce wraps were about 80% mushrooms. I mean, come on, everyone knew that, right? I just wanted to PROVE to him that he likes mushrooms. Afterall, he LOVED lettuce wraps. Until I told him they are made of mushrooms. Totally don’t understand that. You eat the whole order of lettuce wraps, and suddenly you don’t like it?

So, I had to create lettuce wraps with NO mushrooms. What???? I just told you the PF Chang copycat recipe is 80% mushroom!

I did it. With the help of my friend Jen who cooks everything in her crockpot. She found a recipe online, I revamped it to fit our tastebuds. Oh my word, this is good. It tastes great folks, trust me. And, the best part, it simmers all day in the crockpot (totally easy), and when you are ready to serve you just scoop it on your lettuce leaf!

Are you a doubter? Let me PROVE it to you. Try this recipe. ASAP.

Crockpot Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup hoisin sauce, divided (8oz jar)
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp hot chili oil
  • 5 oz can bamboo shoots, drained, finely chopped
  • 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
  • 14 oz can bean sprouts, drained
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, snipped
  • 12 crisp iceberg lettuce leaves

Directions:

  1. Brown ground turkey with chopped onion. Drain off excess liquid. In large Crock-Pot combine cooked turkey and onion with celery, ½ cup hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, chili oil, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Before serving, mix in a can of bean sprouts and cilantro. Serve by scooping a spoonful in the lettuce, drizzle with the leftover (¼ cup) hoisin sauce. Enjoy!

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22 comments on “Crockpot Lettuce Wraps”

  1. Oh you must have known how much I love using my Crock Pot!

    So glad to see you here again.

    🙂

  2. You mean to tell me Michael has been eating these mushrooms all this time without knowing it? Hahaha. This from the guy who couldn’t use the same fork at Dawns wedding because it touched the mushroom chicken.

  3. I know Jeff! How can you eat something, rave about how delicious it is, and then say you don’t like it when you find out the ingredients. Purely psychological (or psycho)!! 🙂

  4. You had me at crockpot. These recipe looks delectable.
    Pinning you in my recipes folder…

    {I can’t do soy, but I have a good substitute}

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  5. I’ve told my husband not to tell me what is in lettuce wraps because I’m sure I won’t like half the ingredients =) This recipe sounds great. I’m definitely going to try it.

  6. love crockpot recipes and love that this is just a bit different than the ordinary thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  7. I just love that your filling goes in the Crock Pot. What a great way to feed a crowd Lettuce Wraps. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  8. I’m chinese and it’s fun seeing people enjoy chinese food too! and in fact, my mum loves using the crockpot. asians often have slow-cooked soups on the dinner table, and the crockpot is great for drawing out the flavours slowly from the food! yum!

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/01/gamjatang-korean-pork-bone-soup.html

  9. I too love PF Changs lettuce wraps… definitely have to try these!

  10. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week.

  11. I’m a big PF Chang fan! I heard about these lettuce wraps on line. Got to try them! Thanks for adding this to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  12. Sounds great! I love lettuce wraps of any kind – mushrooms or not. Thanks for linking this up to my slow cooker round up 🙂

  13. YU-UM

    Amazing how they love something until their brain tells them otherwise (sigh)

  14. These look delicious! I’m going to have to try them since I have some lettuce (for once).

  15. are you serious!?!?! okay my life is ruined! I too love PF Changs lettuce wraps, but despise mushrooms! ohhhh it’s a sad, sad day.

  16. I made these tonight, and they were fantastic! EVERYONE loved them…we’ll definitely make them again. (I did add the mushrooms, though!) 🙂
    Thanks for a great recipe, and I really like that it was for the crock pot, I am always looking for something new to make in it!

  17. Aimee – if you DID like mushrooms, what kind/how much would you add? I want to make these but we love mushrooms so I kinda want them in there if they are supposed to be. THANKS!

  18. Kari, first let me say, I love mushrooms, remember it’s Michael who hates them. hehe. I would take out half the meat, and substitute mushrooms instead. I would probably buy whatever is on sale *usually button mushrooms* maybe add in another variety with the button. I would chop them very fine like the other veggies and toss them in the crockpot probably near the end of the cooking time (and hour left or so). Could you make it and let me know 🙂 thanks!

  19. an amazing recipe for sure! my family has enjoyed this several times since we first discovered it. makes a ton. leftovers are awesome. we fry some rice noodles so we have the frizzles that they serve them with at PFC. we also each customize a sauce with rice vinegar, soy sauce, dry mustard powder and sriracha. wonderful. thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Felicia Chapman

    Thank you for making this without mushrooms. I am sure I am fatally allergic to them, and just to be sure, shouldn’t ever eat one LOL. Is your husband the same?

  21. Aimee

    We love this recipe. We made it last week with 1lb gr turkey, and followed the directions for everything else. Then with 1.5 hrs left to cook, we added 2 portabella mushrooms (sm dice) and continued cooking. It was great! Next time, I will try 100% mushroom and reduce the cooking time.

  22. Marilyn

    How do I print this?

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