04.01.21

Ginger + Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Here is an oh-so-simple weeknight dinner that is SO deliciously easy — Ginger and Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry!

Yeah, yeah…I know exactly what you are thinking — ground turkey is not good. Well, when it is lathered in delicious flavors IT IS! And I can promise you that this Ginger and Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry is particularly flavorful and absolutely delicious. It has a hint of ginger, a hint of spice and a touch of nuttiness from the peanut butter that all come together for a flavorful bite. Served the ground turkey over rice (or cauliflower rice if you prefer) and top with a variety of fragrant fresh herbs, and you will have an absolute home run dinner that you’re going to want to add to your weekly dinner rotation. 

And if you are still not quite convinced, even my husband Clayton — someone who typically snickers when I say I’m cooking with ground turkey — absolutely LOVED this dish! I have some other fun, delicious recipes using ground turkey that are wonderful if you want to check them out!

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CRUNCHY BAKED TURKEY TACOS

5-INGREDIENT TURKEY, GREEN BEAN AND BASIL STIR FRY

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Ginger and Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Serves: 4 people
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5 from 14 votes

Ingredients

For the Ground Turkey Stir Fry:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large shallot finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch knob ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 2 pounds ground turkey preferably dark meat
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter or almond butter *use unsweetened Almond butter to keep Whole30
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced (white and green parts)

For Serving:

  • Steamed White Rice *Use Cauliflower Rice for Whole30
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Fresh Thai Basil Leaves
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and grated ginger and cook, stirring and being careful not to burn, until soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the turkey, salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with the edge of a wooden spoon, until the turkey is cooked through and no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, lime juice and sriracha. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the sauce into the ground turkey mixture along with the sliced green onions. Continue to ok, stirring, until the turkey is well coated and the green onions are just tender, about 3 more minutes.
  • Serve over steamed rice, if desired, and top with fresh herbs.

Photography by Eat Love Eats

47 Comments

  • Reply
    Nikki
    September 16, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    5 stars
    I made this for the first time last night, and not only was it insanely flavorful and delicious, but it was quick and healthy! This will become part of my regular rotation. Just mixed it with some jasmine rice and mixed stir-fry veggies… so good!

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    Alex
    September 8, 2021 at 2:27 am

    5 stars
    I don’t usually write reviews, but i’ve made this recipe a dozen times now and have even implemented it into my weekly routine. It’s seriously so good and easy to make. I can’t get enough!

    • Reply
      Alex
      September 8, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      yay! thank you for leaving the review! I appreciate it!

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    Tarah
    September 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    5 stars
    10/10 Would recommend. I made mine with jasmine rice and sautéed shaved carrot, mushroom, and zucchini.

    • Reply
      Alex
      September 3, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      yay! thank you so much for your comment and review.

  • Reply
    Kylie
    August 29, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    5 stars
    This turned out great!!! I served it with a mix white/cauli rice and roasted green beans. Made great leftovers too!

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    Cynthia
    August 21, 2021 at 2:57 am

    What is a substitute for coconut aminos? Or just ignore/leave it out?

    • Reply
      Alex
      August 22, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      You can use soy sauce or tamari! (I would just omit the fish sauce to avoid it getting overly salty).

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        Katie
        August 24, 2021 at 9:46 pm

        I don’t see the fish sauce you mention above?

        • Reply
          Alex
          August 25, 2021 at 1:31 pm

          oops I thought I used it here, so you’re good.

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    Amy
    August 20, 2021 at 1:44 am

    This was so good! I was skeptical of the peanut butter but I love all your recipes so of course it was going to be good! I served over caulirice and honey-sriracha brussel sprouts! The perfect combo!!

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    Jenni
    August 20, 2021 at 12:47 am

    5 stars
    Ground Turkey elevated?? This is beyond delish and will be in regular rotation at our house. Came together so quick! Topped with some mushrooms and slivered almonds for crunch. 10/10 recommend

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    suther_bee
    June 20, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    5 stars
    Alex! This is just so amazing! In my household we have so many dietary needs – I’m on Optavia… we are all gluten free, my daughter has even more restrictions. Not only did this work for EVERYONE, but it had an amazing flavor and was incredibly filling. We served ours with sauteed green beans and some Kibun Healthy Noodle. I used PB2 instead of peanut butter to save some calories and it was incredible. THANK YOU THANK YOU for always providing such delicious and healthier meal options for our family. We will make this often!

    • Reply
      Alex
      June 20, 2021 at 8:11 pm

      so happy you loved it!!!

  • Reply
    PAM
    June 1, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    made with sunbutter instead of other nut butters (as we have a nut allergy in the house) and it was still turned out delish!!! lovely recipe with so many staples we already had

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    Cassidy
    May 25, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    I got back from a trip Sunday night and luckily had all of the ingredients for this in my freezer / fridge – it blew me away!!!! I’ll admit I was worried about the peanut butter / ground turkey combo but it was perfectly nutty, spicy,& yummy! Soooooo good! Will definitely be making again 🙂

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    Hannah
    May 14, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    5 stars
    This was a quick and easy recipe that required all ingredients I already had! I’ve sent the recipe along to friends and family too, thanks for yet another fantastic recipe!!

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 14, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      You are so welcome, Hannah! Thanks for reviewing and commenting! xoxo

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    Kristin Hothersall
    May 11, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    My teenage son said “I don’t really like peanut sauces” and then proceeded to eat two helpings. LOL. It was delicious. I used cashew butter from Thrive market in place of the peanut butter.

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      Brielle
      August 22, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      How do you make the cauliflower rice? I feel like mine never comes out good!

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    May 4, 2021 at 2:48 am

    This was amazing, but I’m not surprised. Thanks for another great and easy meal!

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 4, 2021 at 11:46 am

      Glad you loved it!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    April 13, 2021 at 2:42 am

    5 stars
    This was great! Served with Cauli Rice and Carrots….worked very well to not add the Sriracha so kids would eat it 🙂

  • Reply
    Linsey
    April 12, 2021 at 1:23 am

    OMG!!! This is incredible. Perfect in lettuce wraps! This will definitely be on repeat!!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      May 12, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      This was so good!!! Will be a weeknight regular for sure!!

      • Reply
        Alex
        May 12, 2021 at 9:58 pm

        So glad!

  • Reply
    Alex
    April 8, 2021 at 1:04 am

    5 stars
    She does it again!! This will be one of our new favs. We literally only eat out of Defined Dish so love it when we find another weekly fav, because we love everything Alex makes!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 8, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much!! Glad it was a hit!!

  • Reply
    April
    April 8, 2021 at 12:03 am

    5 stars
    another win, Alex! So good and easy!!!

  • Reply
    Claire
    April 7, 2021 at 3:42 am

    5 stars
    5 stars! This was a delicious and flavorful dish. Maybe next time I will measure the peanut butter since it was a little sticky. I threw in some leftover green beans from Easter which also went over well.

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    tkdrago
    April 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    this looks great and easy! if I wanted to add a veggie to this stir fry, what would you recommend? and would you increase any of the seasonings? thank you!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 7, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      I would add green beans, sliced zucchini or snap peas!!

      • Reply
        Margaux
        May 10, 2021 at 6:55 pm

        At what point in the recipe would you added the green beans? Thank you!

        • Reply
          Alex
          May 10, 2021 at 9:27 pm

          I didn’t add green beans to this one!

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    Amber
    April 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t have fresh ginger. How much ground do you think I should use?

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 6, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      id use 1 tsp!

      • Reply
        Amber
        April 7, 2021 at 2:07 pm

        My husband and two teenage daughters all liked this dish. That almost NEVER happens! This is going in to my rotation. The ground ginger seemed to work great. Thanks for sharing!

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        Wendy C
        April 7, 2021 at 9:24 pm

        Any thoughts on making it a little spicy? What would you add?

        I added a handful of chopped mushrooms & 1/2 a thinly sliced orange bell pepper at the end. Was delicious!

        • Reply
          Alex
          April 8, 2021 at 12:52 pm

          More sriracha should do the trick! Or top it was thinly sliced jalapenos/serranos if you prefer!

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    Hannah
    April 6, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Is this too spicy for a toddler?

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 6, 2021 at 11:58 am

      I’d hold off on adding the sriracha. and adults can add a squeeze of sriracha on top of their individual bowls!

  • Reply
    Clcryer
    April 5, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! This was absolutely delicious and will be in our 2 week meal rotation now. I recently went peanut free so I used almond butter which was delicious.

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 11:22 pm

      so glad you love it!!!

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 10, 2021 at 1:03 am

      5 stars
      This is delicious, make it immediately!

  • Reply
    KJ
    April 5, 2021 at 3:17 am

    5 stars
    I’m not sure why I’m even suprised, but Alex made ground turkey taste delightful. I used almond butter and it came out so good. If you like spice, be sure to top with fresh jalapenos..yum yum yum!

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    Phyllis G
    April 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Alex, this looks great. Can’t wait to make it. One quick question though -,is it 2lbs of ground turkey or 1lb ? Thank you.

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      2 pounds!

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