All I can say is the first time I made this dish I thought to myself….this girl can cook! I had never ventured much into making Asian cuisine, other than a basic stir fry and even then I still relied on my hubby and talented chef, Greg, to assist with the intricate details, not-so-easy-to-find ingredients and prep work.
I’m always looking for fun ways to spice up the week with a good ground turkey recipe. I have found that substituting ground beef or other meats with ground turkey can be just as delicious and has wonderful health benefits.
Don’t let the label fool you, when purchasing ground turkey look for “ground turkey breast” vs. “ground turkey”. There is a difference, believe me! The generic ground turkey uses all cuts and types of the turkey including white & dark meat, trimmings and the skin. If you are looking for the healthiest, cleanest version splurge the extra few cents for the ground turkey BREAST.
This dish is great for a weeknight throw-together and tastes just a perfect as the time it takes to make. So as I expanded my culinary horizon and ventured out of my “norm”, it resulted in a keeper of a recipe that will be sure on my dinner calendar throughout the year.
1lb ground turkey breast
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 lb green beans – trimmed and cut in halves
1 small bunch of green onions – thinly sliced
2 1/2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
2 1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
Heat the sesame oil in large saute pan. Add the chopped green onion and garlic. Cook until fragrant but keep a close eye so the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the ground turkey breast
Once the turkey is cooked through, add the chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce and ground ginger. Cook to heat through. Add the green beans, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cook over medium heat until the green beans are at preferred doneness.
Serve over steamed white rice. Bon Appetite