Quick Thai Basil Lettuce Wraps

Author J Trogstad


  • 1 pound ground turkey, chicken, or pork
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil or olive oil
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup white mushrooms optional
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
  • 4-6 TBSP sweet chili paste
  • 1 TBSP coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 handful basil leaes chopped
  • Lettuce for wraps


  1. Add the oil into a heated wok, follow by the minced garlic and green onion and stir fry them until aromatic.  Then add the ground meat, pepper, and mushroom into the wok. Use a spatula to quickly stir-fry and break the ground meat into small lumps.

  2. When the meat changes color, toss in the chili paste and coconut aminos and combine well. Add in the basil leaves and do a few quick stirs until the basil leaves are wilted and you smell the warm basil fragrance and serve immediately.