Szechuan Green Beans & Ground Turkey

I found this recipe on a blog I came across last fall, it quickly became a favorite of mine. Another blog that concentrates on making dishes healthier. I made this dish awhile back but never got around to posting it because of how busy I got, I figured I’d keep it around to post when I got busy, well here I am……….BUSY BUSY. I can still remember this dish like it was yesterday. I had no idea it was going to cost as good as it did. I’m always looking ways to jazz up the basic ground turkey recipe so when I came across this……… I was sold!!

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Recipe From: The Lemon Bowl
Serves: 4
Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  15 mins
Total time:  25 mins
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves – grated
  • 2 tbs ginger – grated
  • 1 lb green beans – trimmed
  • ½ c chicken broth
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 3 tbs soy sauce – low sodium
  • 1 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbs rice vinegar
  • ½ tbs chili garlic paste (more or less to taste)
  • Fresh  Mushrooms or canned
  • 8 oz water chestnuts – sliced
  • ½ tbs sesame oil

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    • Pre-heat a large wok or deep pan over high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
    • Add ground turkey, garlic and ginger.

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    • Using a potato masher or wooden spoon, break down the turkey and cook until browned. (Don’t be afraid of color! Brown = flavor. Move away from the pan for a minute – it’s ok, really!)
    • In a small bowl, whisk together chicken broth, corn starch, soy, hoisin, rice vinegar and chili garlic paste; set aside.

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    • Once turkey is browned and bits and pieces are sticking to the pan, add in green beans and broth/soy mixture.

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    • Saute 3-4 minutes then add water chestnuts and sesame oil.
    • Cook an additional minute or two then serve. Great with brown rice.

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Nutrition Information:
Calories: 211
Fat: 3g
Saturated fat: .3g
Carbohydrates: 16.5g
Sodium: 640mg
Fiber: 3.8g
Protein: 31g
Cholesterol: 70mg

2 thoughts on “Szechuan Green Beans & Ground Turkey

  1. This looks so yummy Tammi!! Definitely a super healthy recipe 🙂 I just plugged the nutritional value into my weight watchers calculator and this meal is only 5 points!! I am so adding this onto my “to-make list” 🙂

  2. OH awesome!! That is good to know for the future for me too! The taste was awesome!! Hope you guys enjoy it! 🙂

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