Sausage Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Culinary Setting
Turkey Sausage


1/2 tsp canola oil

1 lb TURKEY BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, casings removed if necessary

1 c chopped onion

1 tsp minced fresh garlic

1-1/2 c mild salsa

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 c golden raisins

2 tbsp chopped pimiento stuffed olives

1 Medium tart apple, peeled, cored and chopped

8 Large iceberg lettuce leaves, washed, separated, drained and chilled

1/2 c fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

1 c chopped fresh tomatoes


Heat oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook; breaking up sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon. Drain all but 1/2 teaspoon pan drippings.

Add onion to pan and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Return sausage to pan and mix in salsa, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black pepper, raisins, olives and apple. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Spoon hot sausage mixture onto each lettuce leaf. Sprinkle each with cilantro and tomatoes. Wrap lettuce leaves tightly around filling, enclosing the filling.