If you love recipes with ground turkey, this one is for you! It’s a Korean-style ground turkey recipe for weekdays dinner or lunch, even in a lunchbox. This recipe asks for ground turkey, also working perfectly with the ground and lean chicken or even pork. In this recipe with ground turkey, you will find a sauce that is spicy, sweet, sour and a little salty, perfect to serve with plain white or brown rice and vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, and carrots. Final touches come from the sesame seeds, with their toast and nutty accents, and from the freshness of chopped chives, both adding deep Asian-inspired flavor and aroma to your meal.
If you love Asian-style food, this easy-to-make ground turkey Korean-style recipe will become a favorite in your kitchen. From start to finish and considering the time to cook white rice, your meal will be ready in 45 minutes, not more, making it a very easy and quick recipe that will certainly please your family and friends.
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tbsp brown sugar packed
1/2 tsp red chili flakes or to taste
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
15 oz / 450g ground turkey
6 tbsp chives chopped
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 – In a small bowl combine soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, and chili flakes. Mix until cornstarch is dissolved, set aside.
2 – Drizzle a large skillet with sesame oil, stir in garlic and ginger and wait until fragrant. Add ground turkey and mix in order to break it into small chunks. Fry until ground turkey loses its raw red color.
3 – Stir in soy sauce mixture and keep over high heat for 2 more minutes, until the sauce turns golden brown and fragrant (add 1 tbsp water if the sauce is too thick). Add chives (keep some for garnishing) and turn off the heat.
4 – Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with chopped chives. Serve with rice and vegetables.