I like throwing everything in a magic pot, turning it on and coming back to a cooked dinner. That is the case with this ground turkey.
Sure you could easily cook it on the stove-top but I chose to go the slow cooker route this time around because that’s how I roll. Plus, I bet lots of you didn’t even know you could cook ground turkey in the slow cooker. It’s easy and it tastes great! Try it sometime when you’re making a large batch of tacos or if you want to cook a large amount of ground turkey and freeze it for future meals. It’s a nice hands-off way to cook!
I love the spicy flavor or sriracha sauce and the crunchy sesame seeds in this recipe. I rolled mine up in a large lettuce leaf but you could eat in plain or over rice if you’d like.
Slow Cooker Sesame Sriracha Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- Cook Time: 2-4 hours on high, 4-6 hours on low
- Total Time: 57 minute
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger root
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1 Tbsp sriracha sauce (plus more for serving)
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- Green onion, optional
- Lettuce leaves, for serving
- Place turkey, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, sriracha and salt in the slow cooker. Use a large spoon to break up the meat as much as possible.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-4 hours. Break up the meat with a spoon and give a good stir.
- Serve meat wrapped up in lettuce and top with extra sriracha, sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.
Ideal slow cooker size: 3-4 quart
Linda G Chronister says
I don’t understand — I’m making this recipe right now and the crockpot is full of liquid (grease?) I used lean ground turkey – what do I do? should I just stir it well before serving? But all that grease looks unhealthy!! Some other recipes call for cooking the meat separately but this one didn’t 🙁 HELP! I’ve company coming.
If it was lean ground turkey it’s probably not grease. It’s just liquid that comes from the condensation dripping. I’d stir it up and it’ll be fine. you could also drain some of it.
Linda G Chronister says
Thanks, Karen — Our turkey read LEAN, but the liquid was still more than I thought it should be. Since I needed an answer sooner than you could get to me, I made the decision to drain off all liquid after I judged it ready on HIGH at a little over 2 hrs. I then, added an adequate amount of hot water (to moisten) and some more ‘squirts’ of sriracha sauce and stirred it well, and set the crockpot on WARM until our guests arrived. All was well and dinner was a hit! .THANK YOU!
P.S. The Bibb lettuce leaves were perfect, we added a generous amount of green onion to the meat mixture while cooking, instead of garnishing, plus we added a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on top of filling. We will do this again!
~ Linda C.
Okay good! I’m glad it all worked out!
Blair Lonergan says
I'm definitely on a sriracha "kick" at the moment, and these lettuce wraps look absolutely perfect. I love the short ingredient list, too! 🙂
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Hi Blair, yes Sriracha is such a great flavor booster without all the calories! I loved how easy this recipe was to make. Hope you like it too!