A savory turkey green beans saute meal is always welcome. When time is nowhere to be found for even important things like food – then this recipe could be you, if you have green beans and protein, like turkey, in your fridge.
The recipe has been designed to use with what’s at hand and what you love to eat and mix together. Veggies, like green beans, and protein options, like turkey, chicken or beef, will be great candidates for a quick meal.
This meal will be your mimicking the Chinese takeout version that you can make at home. It is an exciting thing to prep! I also like to add some cashew nuts that are a powerhouse when it comes to iron, vitamin K (for normal clotting), and Folate to keep our bones strong.
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You Can Use Rice or Any Other Favorite Base like Noodles?
We love a ground turkey skillet for dinner or during weekends in our family. Adding an Asian sauce to the meal is a huge plus, as we are all fans of unique and culturally-matured sauces.
I try to vary the base for this green bean stir-fry type of meal. Opting for brown rice will add more fiber, but white rice is ok as well. If you love noodles, then go ahead and cook up your favorite choice: brown rice noodles, gluten free noodles or even use the Ramen noodles when you do not have anything else.
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Your choice of base won’t change the delicious taste that Chinese green beans will bring to the recipe. Mixed up with sauteed ground turkey and onions and a powerful mix of Asian flavors, your meal can easily become your favorite.
Hoisin Sauce Adds That Asian Flavor to this Ground Turkey Skillet
A great Chinese food does include a variety of sauces, oils, cooking wine, pastes and vinegars. I use different sauces in my cooking. Hoisin sauces is always in my pantry along with chili or hot pepper oil.
Hoisin sauce has sweet and sour taste and can be successfully used for any of your Asian-style dishes. The original sauce usually includes soybeans, fennel, red chili peppers, and garlic. But some regions in China do have their unique flavors of hoisin sauce.
Ingredients You Need for this Asian Turkey Saute
I love my Thai, Chinese, Japanese recipes. Frequently, it is quite an art to make them at home, as they do require very specific ingredients.
This Asian turkey green beans saute recipe is so easy! Hoisin sauce is one of a few ingredients that you may need to go get at the store or on Amazon and keep it for occasions like this one. A quick and delicious meal that satisfies the entire family doesn’t need to be a rocket science.
Here are the ingredients I always have on hand in my pantry and the fridge.
Sesame Oil is one of my favorites to add not only to the Asian recipes, but to my salads as well. I just love that unique taste of roasted sesames! The aroma is so delicious and enticing to eat the whole meal! You can choose different brands that work just fine HERE.
Rice Vinegar is a milder version of a strong distilled vinegar. I love using it in my salad dressings, sauces and pickling my vegetables. I get mine in the stores, but when in a hurry, I get it at Amazon HERE.
Sauces for a Flavorful Asian Dish
Chili Sauce with Garlic is one of my favorites. There are different brands that make it, so you need to decide which one you love. Some of the companies disappeared from the market in the past years. But I found some good substitutes like this sauce on Amazon HERE. I use just a bit of it in my many Asian recipes. The flavor is so robust and aromatic that it’s a truly an experience your taste buds need to take.
Hoisin Sauce is an must-have for any Asian sauce. It has a thicker sour and sweet taste and blends really well with other ingredients. You can buy it HERE.
Soy Sauce with reduced sodium is a variety I go with. But using a full salt load is ok as well. Any store carries small bottles of soy sauce! When shopping on Amazon, shop HERE for it.
Asian Turkey And Green Beans Saute With Cashews
Asian Turkey Green Beans with Cashews is a an easy and quickly cooked meal boasting with flavor and nutrition density.
- 2 cups ground turkey (substitutes possible: chicken, beef, vegetarian turkey) using Organic is the best
- 12 oz fresh green beans (substitute: use frozen green beans) trimmed
- 1 cup onions sliced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger (substitute: use powdered ginger) grated
- 10 oz brown rice (substitute: use frozen rice from store if you don't have any in your pantry)
- 1 cup cashew nuts
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp chili sauce with garlic
- 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
Microwave fresh green beans on high for 4 minutes.
Prepare rice in a Pressure Cooker. I cook it at Low Pressure for 4 minutes, using 1.5 cups of water for 10 oz of rice. Quick pressure release at the end of cooking.
Rice comes out in its sticky version, which our family prefers.
If you don't have cooked turkey/chicken/beef, saute onions first for 2-3 minutes. I add cashew nuts to onions to add their unique flavor to the dish.
Add meat. Cook until meat is ready. It really cooks fast, 6-7 minutes.
Combine all ingredients for the Sauteing Sauce in a cup. Mix them well.
Pour the sauce mixture over the meat, mix well.
Add green beans, combining them with meat and sauce.
Serve the sauteed meat and green beans over rice.