Spicy Green Beans with Ground Turkey Recipe

Spicy Four Season BeansSome days, especially in busy and over-indulgent December, I just need dishes that take minimal effort to prepare, clean up, and are light yet tasty. This recipe, my friend, is all the above.

Some people, like Mr. H. not naming any names, aren’t exactly fans of ground turkey. In fact, when I mention that ground turkey is the protein of a dish, I’m mostly met with a blank look. I get it, it does have less fat and thus less flavour than say, ground pork. But when it’s not the primary ingredient in a dish and only scattered about, it really doesn’t make much of a difference.

This recipe is very flavourful and I, nor my waist-line, missed the fatty ground pork.

Adapted from Ichigo Shortcake

Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Yields: 4 Servings

  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4-inch Ginger Root, finely chopped
  • 4 Scallions, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 14 pieces Dried Chili
  • 200g Extra-Lean Ground Turkey
  • 400g Green Beans, cut into 6cm segments
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Wine
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Red Chilli Pepper, deseeded, thinly sliced
    1. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat and fry garlic, ginger, spring onions and dried chilli until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    2. Add ground turkey and fry for 3 minutes, breaking the meat up while you fry it. Add beans, rice wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar and stir to combine. Raise heat up to high. Add 2 tbsp water let simmer, covered, for about 8 minutes. Shake the pan occasionally with the lid on so the meat doesn’t burn.
    3. Sprinkle red chilli pepper on top to serve.

    Note: This recipe is gluten-free if you ensure the soy sauce and oyster sauce you use contain no wheat.

    Spicy Green Beans with Ground Turkey Nutrition

    Per each of 4 Servings


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