How-to Make PF Chang’s Cheater Wraps

How-to Make PF Chang’s Cheater Wraps

I’ve been making Cheater Wraps long before I fell in love with PF Chang’s Chicken Wraps.  Of course, my version was without the lettuce, but it wasn’t difficult to add that to my recipe.  It’s one of the easier (lazier) gluten-free meals that I make and the kids love them!  Please note, this is NOT an exact replica of those famous wraps, but if you love cheap, easy, super quick and delicious, you have to try these…

Ingredients for Cheater Wraps:

1 pkg – lean taco seasoned ground turkey

1 can – 15.25 oz whole kernel corn

1 – 1lb pkg white rice

Directions for Cheater Wraps:

Turkey mixture:

-Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauce pan over medium high heat and then add ground turkey.  Cook about 3-5 minutes, or until browned.  Use spatula to make sure to turkey is crumbled into the smallest pieces as it cooks.

-Stir in a drained can of corn and continue to sauté until thoroughly cooked.

Rice:

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat then add white rice.  Sauté while stirring until just right before the rice browns.  The rice should go from slightly translucent to solid white.  Add water to rice, cover pan, lower heat and simmer until done.

To Serve:

Spoon one or two tablespoons of both the turkey mixture and rice into the center of a lettuce leaf, sprinkle some queso fresco on top, roll taco-style and enjoy!

Usually with ground meat, I drain the excess fat, but with lean ground turkey, there is no excess fat left over.  So not only are you eating healthy, this meal was cheap too! 

Here’s the breakdown:

Turkey – $3.88
Corn – $0.68
Rice – $1.16
Lettuce – $0.99


Grand Total – $6.71

How can you beat that?  Turkey Wraps a la PF Chang’s for under $7 for a family of four in under 20 minutes!?!  YUP! You read it right!  Try it, enjoy it, and let me know what you think!

-Sandra

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