In my effort to continue eating mostly protein and veggies for dinner, I decided to try a new-to-us recipe. It’s actually based on a recipe from Jane Brody that I remember Mom making, only she used ground beef. I say unusual because I don’t often think of ground meat in stir fry, but man, I hate cutting up nasty slimy chicken breasts or trimming all the fat off round steak. This was quick and easy!
Ground Turkey Stir Fry
2 pkgs of 99% lean ground turkey breast (each was around 20-22 oz)
1 T coconut oil
1 t dark sesame oil
1 pkg green beans (I used frozen)
1 pkg sugar snap peas
1 c. chicken broth
2 T cider or rice vinegar
1 T soy sauce
1″ fresh ginger, peeled and chopped small
lots of fresh garlic
green onions chopped into 1″ pieces (I can’t use many because the monsters hate them)
2 T corn starch or arrowroot
Heat a large 12″ iron skillet on med-high heat for 3 mins. Add 1 t sesame oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Throw in the green beans, peas, and onions, cooking until they start to char a little on the sides. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Add 1 T coconut oil and the ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook through.
Meanwhile, mix the chicken broth, vinegar, soy, ginger, garlic and corn starch in a small bowl.
Once the meat is cooked, add the liquid and stir until thickened. Returned the cooked veggies, mix and heat through.
When I made this the other night, I used a separate small pan for the veggies and I ended up using a bit more oil to get my healthy oils in. This made a huge pot, easily 8 reasonable sized portions, at 6 P+ each if you use more like a T of oil for the veggies. I used lots of meat — more than we really needed — because I needed to use it up (I bought it on sale) and I could use the protein. (Plus I like having leftovers for lunch.) You could easily trim some points there if you need to.
I was afraid the monsters wouldn’t like it: white meat and lots of green veggies. But they all really enjoyed it and asked for it again! If you’re not watching carbs, serve over rice or noodles, but it’s really good alone.