Recipe for Ground Turkey to Use in Lettuce Wraps

Recipe for Ground -Turkey (which was used for the lettuce wraps on Friday night)
This is for 2-3 people (I say 2):
1 lb of ground turkey
One medium size onion- chopped
3 table spoons of olive oil
One cup of celery sticks- chopped
One cup of carrots- chopped
2/3 cup of walnuts, small pieces
4-5 cloves of garlic- chopped
1 tea spoon of cumin
1 table spoon of red pepper (not spicy. I would be happy to get this for you, from a mediterrenian market)
1 table spoon of tomatoe paste
1 table spoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of warm water
Lets cook it:
Chop the medium size onion and fry it with the 3 table spoons of olive oil until the onions start turning brown, on medium heat
Add black pepper to the onion
Then immediately after, add the 1 lb of ground turkey
Add the garlic
Make sure the turkey, black pepper, garlic and onions are well mixed (2 minutes)- At this point, you can increase the heat to high-medium.
Add the tomatoe paste, cumin, red pepper, warm water and mix well (again, for another 2 minutes)- this is where I start making sure that the ground turkey mixes very well with all these ingridients and form into small pieces.
When the dish starts boiling, or very hot, then lower the heat to medium.
Cover, and let it cook for 6-8 minutes.

Once the meat is 60% cooked (which should be after 8 minutes), then add the celery and carrots. You add the celery and carrots towards the end, so that they stay crunchy.

They don’t need to be cooked all the way.
Cover it, lover the heat to medium-low (not very low, tough). Continue cooking until you feel like the turkey is done. I say, for another 8-10 minutes.
Once the meat is coooked throughly, turn the heat off, add the walnuts and mix well.

Cover, take it off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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