I am always looking for something new and exciting to make with ground turkey. For me, ground turkey (we don't eat ground beef anymore unless it is a hamburger, which isn't often) gets really boring, really fast.
This dish though is something that fits my desire for the out of the ordinary, as well as the taste buds of the rest of the family. It is quick and easy to make for a weeknight meal, and reheats well for leftovers. You can also make this into a vegetarian dish!
Thai Turkey Tacos
1 lb. ground turkey
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1/2-1 tsp. minced ginger
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 c. coleslaw mix with carrots
1 T. chopped fresh mint
1/4 c. chopped cashews
Whole wheat tortillas, sandwich wraps, or large leaves of lettuce
1 tsp. sesame oil
3 T. soy sauce
2 T. lime juice
1-2 T. honey
1/4-1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add garlic, ginger, red pepper, onion and coleslaw mix and stir with turkey until vegetables are slightly softened.
Add sauce, stirring constantly to combine, for about a minute. Place about two large spoonfuls onto wrap and garnish with mint and cashews.
Notes: Go vegetarian and use tofu instead of the ground turkey!