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Ground Turkey Stir Fry

This Ground Turkey Stir Fry is packed with good-for-you ingredients including lean ground turkey, an array of veggies, and a quick stir-fry sauce. This high-protein, low-carb recipe is so tasty and even better with the (optional) creamy Sriracha-mayo sauce!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Ground Turkey Recipes, Ground Turkey Stir Fry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 552kcal
Author Chelsea
Cost $9.12

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (425g) thinly sliced green cabbage (~1/2 large head) or shredded cole slaw mix
  • 3/4 cup (90g) shredded zucchini, (~1 small zucchini)
  • 1 bunch of green onions, separated
  • 1 tablespoon (9g) fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound (16 oz.) lean ground turkey (93/7%)
  • 4 tablespoons (62g) regular (not lite) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons (12g) sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (85g) shredded/matchstick carrots
  • Fine sea salt & pepper, to taste

Sriracha Mayo (Optional)

  • 1/3 cup (67g) good quality mayo
  • 1 tablespoon (16g) sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon (16g) lime juice

Instructions

  • PREP THE VEGGIES: Cut the cabbage in half, remove the core, and then thinly slice to get 6 cups. Alternatively, use a package of cole slaw mix and save the slicing! Using a box grater, grate the zucchini on the large holes to get 3/4 cup. Thinly slice 3-4 green onions to get a heaping 1/2 cup (37g). Peel the ginger and then finely shred using the small side of your grater or a microplane grater. Mince the garlic.
  • COOK GROUND TURKEY: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the vegetable oil, ground turkey, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of fine sea salt and pepper. (I add 1/4 teaspoon of each.) Cook until the ground turkey is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes breaking it up as you cook. If there is an excessive amount of liquid, drain that off here.
  • SAUCE: While the ground turkey is cooking, prepare the sauce by stirring together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • COOK VEGGIES: Add the cabbage and carrots to the skillet with the ground turkey and continue to stir and cook until the cabbage is wilted, about 2-4 minutes. Add in the zucchini, green onions, and the sauce. Stir for another 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat. Garnish dish with additional sliced green onions as desired. Taste and add a pinch more of salt if needed.
  • SRIRACHA MAYO (OPTIONAL): If desired, serve with sriracha mayo. To make sriracha mayo: whisk together the mayo, sriracha, lime juice, and a tiny pinch of salt and pepper until smooth. See Note 1.

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Notes

Note 1: Sriracha mayo sauce: Play around with the Sriracha mayo to make it exactly how you'd like. Add the sriracha gradually, to personal taste and spice preference. If the sauce ends up too hot, add more lime juice to offset it. Not hot enough? Add more Sriracha, slowly. If the sauce ends up too hot, you could also add a pinch or two of sugar. For a stronger citrus flavor, add the zest of a lime. For an overall sweeter sauce, add a teaspoon or two of white granulated sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1303mg | Potassium: 1230mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 10455IU | Vitamin C: 148mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4mg