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Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey Stir-Fry

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“I put this together for a light meal when I noticed that we had too big a collection of half-bags of frozen vegetables and little containers of leftover cooked veggies. The kind and quantity of the vegetables can vary according to what you have -- you just need to end up with between 2 and 3 lbs. Some people prefer a more generous amount of thickened sauce on their stir-fry dishes. With a diabetic in the house, I skip that part but I've included the directions if you want it.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground turkey in a little oil over medium-high heat. Drain any excess grease leaving just enough to accomplish the stir-frying process.
  2. Add garlic, onion, coriander, and a tbs of the soy sauce. Stir well.
  3. Begin adding the vegetables starting with long-cooking veggies like carrots and broccoli (especially if broccoli is still frozen), and working towards the quick-cooking greens but not adding those just yet.
  4. Just before adding the greens -- right after adding the beans or snap peas -- add the remaining soy sauce, the sugar, the sherry, and the red pepper flakes. Stir well so that sugar dissolves and pepper flakes are well distributed.
  5. Add the greens and complete the cooking.
  6. Make the optional sauce if desired by whisking the cornstarch into the chicken stock. Pour into pan just before the greens are done and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce has simmered for about one minute.
  7. Serve over rice, ramen noodle, or other preferred, Asian starch.

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