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Moroccan Spiced Lettuce Wraps

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Every single bite is filled with a subtle sweetness from the raisins, robust spices and nuttiness from the roasted peanuts. It's a harmonious union of delicious flavors. Perfect for lunch or dinner.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword dairy free, easy, gluten free, healthy, lettuce wraps, mushrooms, pork, raisins
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 259
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups chopped cremini or white button mushrooms
  • pounds ground turkey chicken, beef or lamb
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts cashews or pistachios
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh parsley cilantro or mint will also work
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt more or less to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • lettuce leaves iceberg, romaine, or bibb

Instructions

  • In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-low. Once the oil is glistening add in the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Add in the mushrooms cooking until soft, 3-4 minutes. Spoon onion/mushroom mixture into a bowl and set off to the side.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil back into the pan, add in the ground meat and cook thoroughly until no longer pink. Drain majority of fat {if any} before adding in the cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add the onion/mushroom mixture back in along with the chopped raisins, uts, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Cook until heated through and serve in lettuce leaves.

Nutrition

Serving: 4wraps | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg