My FAVE Ground Turkey Meal Prep

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My favorite Ground Turkey Meal Prep recipe is super simple to make and packed with great flavors and textures. You can enjoy it over a prepared grain or toss it into another dish like tacos or burritos.

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Ground Turkey Meal Prep

I love meal prepping! While there are times when I prepare entire meals (such as these Indian Ground Turkey Bowls or Greek Ground Turkey dishes), most of the time, I’m focused on prepping large batches of ingredients.

I almost always have a prepped batch of white rice, brown rice, or farro in my fridge. Roasted sweet potatoes are another essential item in my fridge. Finally, I like to prepare some proteins that can easily be added to other meals throughout the week, and this ground turkey recipe is my go-to. I love having it stocked in the fridge to add to tacos, burritos, salads, etc.

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Ground Turkey Meal Prep Ingredients

  • Carrot: Dice very finely for even cooking.
  • Red bell pepper: Adds color and flavor.
  • Ground turkey: Opt for 93/7, which is lean but still has some fat for flavor.
  • Spices: We’ve got chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper for a flavorful profile.
  • Beef Bouillon Powder: Enhances savory flavor, giving the meal a richer taste.
  • Chicken broth: We use this to deglaze the pan and provide moisture to the meat.

Oil, carrots, pepper, ground turkey, and seasonings being added to a skillet for this ground turkey meal prep.

How To Make Ground Turkey Meal Prep

  1. Sauté vegetables: Sauté veggies until softened.
  2. Cook ground turkey: Add ground turkey and brown it while breaking it up.
  3. Season and simmer: Season with spices. Pour in chicken broth to deglaze and add moisture to the meat.
  4. Serve and enjoy: Serve over your choice of prepared grains.

The meat being all browned through and cooked to perfection.

How To Use This Ground Turkey Meal Prep

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STORAGE

Meal Prepping

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. To reheat, microwave in 30-second intervals or heat in a skillet until warmed through.

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Ground Turkey Meal Prep

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My favorite Ground Turkey Meal Prep recipe is super simple to make and packed with great flavors and textures. You can enjoy it over a prepared grain or toss it into another dish like tacos or burritos.
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5 from 1 vote
My favorite Ground Turkey Meal Prep recipe is super simple to make and packed with great flavors and textures. You can enjoy it over a prepared grain or toss it into another dish like tacos or burritos.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Ground Turkey Meal Prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Chelsea Lords
Calories 253kcal
Cost $8.12

Equipment

  • Cast iron/heavy bottomed skillet

Ingredients

  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced carrot (2-3 carrots)
  • 1 cup finely diced red pepper (1 pepper)
  • 1 lb. lean (93/7) ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each: ground cumin & paprika
  • ½ teaspoon each: onion powder, garlic powder, and dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper (Recommend: 3/4 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon powder
  • ¼ up to ½ cup chicken broth (use water in a pinch)
  • Serving Suggestions: See Note 1

Instructions

  • SAUTE: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add diced carrots and pepper. Sauté for about 7-10 minutes or until the vegetables are softened. (Take your time here or you'll have crunchy veggies!)
  • GROUND TURKEY: Add the ground turkey to the skillet. Cook and break it up. As it turns from pink to light brown, add all the spices. Continue cooking and crumbling the turkey until fully browned. If there's excess liquid, drain it off.
  • SIMMER: Pour in chicken broth (as much as needed) to deglaze the pan and moisten turkey. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer until the broth has evaporated. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • SERVE: Serve over rice with your favorite sides or toppings.

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Try over cooked rice with a scoop of guacamole or diced avocado and cilantro-lime sauce (store-bought option) OR add meat to charred tortillas with guac or avocado and sauce. More ideas in blog post.
Meal Prep: Divide cooked grain of choice and equal portions of this meat mixture in 4 separate meal prep containers for convenient, nutritious meals throughout the week. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7795IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Hey, Chelsea! This looks yummy. Question for you: ingredients list carrot and bell pepper, but directions mention onion and carrot. There’s no onion, correct? Thanks!

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