Asian Turkey & Green Beans is going to become your new favorite meal. It’s super fast, flavorful, healthy and incredibly delicious!
I’ve mentioned before that my son Braydon is my pickiest eater, sometimes I just don’t get him. This is my kid who will eat raspberry jam, but not raspberries. . . huh?
He’s definitely come a long way.
The first time we made him eat a fresh green bean he threw it up. He’d convinced himself he hated them before he even tried one. He put one in his mouth, totally starting gagging (on purpose) and threw it up. But now he loves them (lol!) Like I said, he’s made huge strides when it comes to eating.
Now Parker on the other hand it picky, but not in the “normal” picky sense.
He just always wants the same, simple thing. He’d be the happiest kid in the universe if I rotated between tacos, spaghetti & chicken cordon bleu every night.When you’re idea of the perfect dinner is ground beef tacos (hard shells) with just grated cheese (no lettuce, no salsa, no guacamole), having a food blogging mom is NOT COOL!
However, Parker does love fresh green beans, so I figured he might be ok expanding his horizons a little with this dish.
Turns out I was right, he absolutely loves this stuff! He literally raved about it the first time he ate it.
I’m not gonna lie, I was grinning from ear to ear watching him eat this. You guys, this Asian Turkey & Green Beans is so fantastic. Just like Parker could eat tacos, night after night, I could eat this night after night.
There are so many reasons to love it. . .simple, healthy, packed with flavor, so fast (less than 30 minutes) and just crazy delicious! You will love it!
One last thing, you all know that I love making and sharing great food and fantastic recipes and I really love seeing the smiles and happiness that comes from someone eating that great food. Well, I have a friend, Jane Poulton LCSW, who is interested in seeing more smiles and happiness in schools for teachers and students. Her Positive Education Project shows teachers how to blend well-being with academics. It’s a ‘recipe’ for success when it comes to engaging students and teachers by building their happiness and resilience. She presents workshops to educators, PTA, and groups of parents, about positivity and how to use character strengths to create a thriving school or home environment. Check out her website and blog at PEP- positive education project.
Have a great rest of the week!
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 green onions, sliced thin (both ends trimmed off before slicing)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
- 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce*
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 3/4 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
- Cooked rice
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sesame oil, and sauté green onions and garlic for 1 minutes. Stir in ground turkey and cook until meat is no longer pink.
Stir in sweet chili sauce, hoisin sauce, and ginger. Add green beans and continue cooking over medium heat for stirring frequently, until beans are slightly tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in soy sauce and rice vinegar, cook one minute longer.
Serve over cooked rice.
We like to drizzle a little extra hoisin sauce over our individual servings. Also, I like to taste this after I've added everything up to the soy sauce and vinegar and will sometimes add a little more of the hoisin and sweet chili sauce. Just adjust it to your liking.
*This can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores. Here is a link so you can see what it looks like.
BE SURE AND PIN THIS TO YOUR PINTEREST BOARDS SO YOU CAN MAKE IT LATER!
Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from The Weary Chef