This easy ground turkey stir fry has all the complex, savory-sweet flavor you love in a good Asian stir fry but with minimal effort on your part. The sauce is simple, made with just 5 pantry staples: soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic powder, toasted sesame oil, and cornstarch (optional).
Great flavor aside, the allure of a stir fry recipe is that it comes together quickly. But even the quickest ones require some prep work—chopping veggies, mincing garlic, dicing meat…Not this one. This ground turkey stir fry is as quick as it’s ever gonna get and yet it tastes as good as the best of them. Just pop a pound of ground turkey in a frying pan, cook it through, and stir in a straightforward sauce made with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder, and a little cornstarch to aid in thickening.
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The two workhorses at creating big flavor with minimal effort on your part are hoisin sauce and toasted sesame oil. If you’re not familiar with hoisin, it’s a thick, salty-sweet sauce that’s commonly used in Chinese cuisine. The great thing about it is that a little goes a long way to provide complex savory flavor without a ton of other ingredients. The toasted sesame oil is just as powerful, infusing the sauce with warm, nutty sesame flavor. Don’t skip it!
Serve this turkey stir fry over rice (cauliflower rice is great, too!) with any veggies you like.