Asian Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry

Quick and flavorful Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry easily made in under 20 minutes all in one pan! Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together in the most delicious Asian-inspired sauce that’s better than take-out!

Quick and flavorful Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry easily made in under 20 minutes all in one pan!  Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together in the most delicious Asian-inspired sauce that's better than take-out!

I love an easy weeknight dish and trust me, this is way better than take-out! This Asian ground turkey and green bean stir fry is a recipe that we literally make on a weekly basis because of how quick it all comes together. Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together with garlic, onions and the most delicious sweet and spicy sauce that is loaded with flavor! We like to serve this over brown rice and I promise you the leftovers are almost better the next day making this perfect for meal prep!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • You can easily make this entire meal in under 20 minutes!
  • The sauce is AMAZING! The perfect amount of sweet and spicy without any refined sugar.
  • This recipe is easily customizable with a variety of veggies and protein.
  • Made all in one pan for easy clean-up!
  • Not only is this stir fry great for dinner, but the leftovers are delicious and great for meal prep!

Quick and flavorful Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry easily made in under 20 minutes all in one pan!  Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together in the most delicious Asian-inspired sauce that's better than take-out!

Ingredients You’ll Need

For the Stir Fry

  • Ground turkey – I used 93% lean ground turkey and you could go even leaner, but the turkey will be drier and not as flavorful. You could also use ground chicken, ground beef or ground pork
  • Green beans – make sure to use fresh trimmed green beans and not canned in this recipe
  • Olive oil – I like to use a good olive oil to sauté the veggies. Doesn’t have to be expensive, just make sure it’s cold-pressed and organic for the most flavor (in my opinion)
  • Onion – this adds so much flavor and you can use a white or yellow onion
  • Garlic – you can use fresh chopped garlic or minced garlic from the jar

For the Sauce

  • Soy sauce – I always use low-sodium soy sauce as I find that regular soy sauce can make dishes too salty. You could also swap the soy sauce with tamari or coconut aminos to make this gluten-free
  • Chili garlic sauce – this adds flavor and a nice kick, you could also use sweet chili sauce or even sriracha
  • Honey – this adds a little sweetness to the sauce without using refined sugars and makes a nice glaze. You could also swap the honey with maple syrup if you don’t have honey on hand
  • Sesame oil – adds that delicious Asian flavor to the sauce!
  • Ginger – fresh grated ginger is definitely best in this dish, but if all you have is ground ginger you can use
  • Seasonings – I used a combination of salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes for added spice

Quick and flavorful Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry easily made in under 20 minutes all in one pan!  Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together in the most delicious Asian-inspired sauce that's better than take-out!

How to Make Asian Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry

  1. Saute the green beans. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot, add green beans and season with a little salt and pepper. Sauté the green beans for about 6 minutes until they start to get a little char and are tender, but still crisp. We don’t want floppy green beans! Transfer the green beans to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Brown the ground turkey. Drizzle a little more olive oil in the hot skillet and add the chopped onion. Sauté the onion until fragrant and translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in the garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds, being careful not to burn. Add the ground turkey and brown until crumbled and turkey is fully cooked.
  3. Make the sauce. While the ground turkey is cooking in the skillet, whisk together soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, honey, sesame oil, ginger and seasonings.
  4. Toss the stir fry! Add the cooked green beans back into the pan and pour in the sauce, mixing well, making sure to completely coat the ground turkey and green beans. Let everything simmer for about 2 more minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Serve over hot rice and enjoy!

Quick and flavorful Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry easily made in under 20 minutes all in one pan!  Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together in the most delicious Asian-inspired sauce that's better than take-out!

Perfect for Meal Prep!

Not only is this recipe great for an easy weeknight meal, but this stir fry is perfect for meal prep too! I’ll make the stir fry in the skillet while my brown rice easily cooks right in my Instant Pot and everything is ready to go at the same time. Then I just divide everything up into containers and we have some delicious lunches to enjoy that week. This Asian ground beef and green bean stir fry will last up to 4 to 5 days in the fridge stored in a sealed, airtight container. Trust me when I say, this meal tastes even better the next day!

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add green beans and season with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Sauté the green beans for about 6 minutes until they start to get a little char and are tender, but still crisp. We don’t want floppy green beans! Transfer the green beans to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the hot skillet and add the chopped onion. Sauté the onion until fragrant and translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds, being careful not to burn.
  4. Add the ground turkey and brown until crumbled and turkey is fully cooked.
  5. While the ground turkey is cooking in the skillet, whisk together soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, honey, sesame oil, ginger and seasonings.
  6. Add the cooked green beans back into the pan and pour in the sauce, mixing well, making sure to completely coat the ground turkey and green beans. Let everything simmer for 2 to 3 more minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Serve over hot rice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugars: 13.5 g
  • Sodium: 794.4 mg
  • Fats: 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fats: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fibers: 3.6 g
  • Proteins: 25.7 g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values ​​will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

Quick and flavorful Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry easily made in under 20 minutes all in one pan!  Lean ground turkey with crisp green beans all tossed together in the most delicious Asian-inspired sauce that's better than take-out!

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