Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps #slowcooker

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The slow cooker does not have to just be used for soups, stews and casseroles. You can use it to make the main protein portion of a dish like enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches and wraps. These Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps are no exception. This meal is great for those nights when everyone in the family can’t eat at the same time – maybe someone has an after work meeting or someone has band practice or a sports event. You can leave the turkey and onions in the slow cooker on warm for several hours so everyone can make a hot wrap whenever they are ready.

Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps
Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps

You do want to make sure you use sweet onions and not white or red onions. You just do not get the same flavor from it. I know lots of people think “onions are onions” but that like saying a bell pepper is the same as a habanero pepper. Sure they both are peppers but do you really want to chomp down on a fresh habanero with a little ranch? There are tons of different onions and they are all good for different things.

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If you are adverse to cabbage or have a person in the fam that is – this a great dish to try it out with. The “sour” note of the quick pickled cabbage perfectly balances out the enhanced “sweetness” from the onions. You get an incredible balance. You could also probably make this with chicken breasts – but the turkey tenderloins are something different but easy to find.

Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps

If you don’t want to wrap up the turkey and onions in a tortilla you could serve it over rice or even on it’s own with the purple slaw. I’m also going to try it with one of those cheese wraps I found at Costco.

Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps

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Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps

A perfect balance of sweet and sour wrapped up in a warm tortilla with cheese and purple slaw
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, onions, slow cooker, turkey, turkey recipes, wraps
Prep Time 20 minutes
Slow Cooker 8 hours
Servings 6



  • 8 Flour or Whole Wheat Tortillas 10-inch
  • ½ Cabbage head shredded
  • ¼ cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Sharp White Cheddar shredded

For the Turkey & Onions

  • 4 lbs Turkey Tenderloins
  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Sweet Onions sliced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley


  • Add onions to bottom of slow cooker. Top with turkey thighs. In a small bowl combine remaining turkey ingredients and pour over top. Secure lid and cook for 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high.
  • In the last 30 minutes of cook time, remove turkey to bowl. Shred turkey and return to slow cooker. Toss to coat and secure lid to continue cooking for remainder of cook time.
  • In a bowl, combine cabbage, oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Toss to coat.
  • Preheat a griddle to medium-high. Warm up tortillas for about a 45 seconds on each side before building the wrap.
  • Build the wrap – lay out a tortilla and sprinkle with cheese. Using a slotted spoon, add a portion of turkey and onions. Top with cabbage. Fold ends over and roll up wrap. Cut in center on the diagonal to serve.

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5 thoughts on “Turkey & Sweet Onion Wraps #slowcooker

  1. Dr. Elise Ho – Southern California – Dr. Elise Ho is a Certified Holistic Wellness & Life Coach specializing in Brain Health and the connection to all that your body is capable of. Elise holds multiple certifications and degrees, including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology. She offers 30+ years of experience in the health and wellness space. Follow me on social media -> @askdrho
    Dr. Elise Ho says:

    I really need to play with the slow cooker more. It is so convenient to have meals ready to go when you finish up your work day.

  2. This looks sooo good and I cannot wait to try. I love slow cooker meals. They are truly game changers. Not to mention life savers! I also didn’t know this information about onions. Thank you for clarifying because I would have made that honest mistake of using the wrong onion.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  3. These look really good and your pictures are awesome. I am not a fan of onions, so I would have to leave them out..lol.
    Slow cooker meals are the best!


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