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Firecracker Ground Turkey

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Firecracker Ground Turkey

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  • 1 1/4 lb. 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped, about green onions)
  • 2 cups veggies (frozen or fresh, choice, optional)
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce (like Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (if you want some extra spice!, optional)
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    Calories70Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate19g6%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Dempsey 3 months ago
    It taste delicious. I added a little tomato sauce and a little chicken broth. And I used a little higher fat turkey 7%. But it turned out very good I would make it again
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    Cisco 8 months ago
    I'm so glad I made this! Tastes delicious!
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    Nikita 10 months ago
    It was delicious. It had a great amount of heat before the crushed red peppers but it was very tasty
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    Floyd 10 months ago
    Delicious recipe: sweet, spicy, & savory. I will be making this again!!
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    Scott Davis a year ago
    It’s both “spicy” and “sweet” I made it with diced up chicken instead of turkey I think next time I may ad some dry roasted peanuts. For the veggie I used fresh broccoli and like half a red and green bell pepper also fresh mushrooms I served it over Quinoa, and sampled it of if white rice both or good choice. Considering trying with shrimp and brown rice next time definitely in the rotation of meals
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    Krystal R. a year ago
    This dish NEVER disappoints! I have made it quite a few times now as this has become a weekly dish. I add green beans (fresh or frozen) and yellow peppers. Otherwise i just stick to the recipe!
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    Vinson a year ago
    Yumm! Not a big fan of ground turkey or Buffalo sauce. However, I’ve made this recipe multiple times. I added yellow onion, green bell pepper and pineapple chucks. Comes out great!
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    Thomas Oleinik a year ago
    Very spicy- I used sriracha sauce instead of wing sauce, and left out the red pepper flakes.
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    Diana 2 years ago
    What an awesome dish would definitely make again and I didn’t even add any sugar as the applesauce although unsweetened was enough for me. I also used fresh garlic and ginger. Next time I will definitely use different vegetables as I had lima beans in my vegetable mix and I would not recommend. Served over quinoa. It’s in my rotation!
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    Erin K. 2 years ago
    Excellent! Tangy and delicious.
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    april g. 2 years ago
    so good! really spicy and healthy
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    Sullivan 2 years ago
    Great used all fresh veggies. Parboiled broccoli, added zucchini mushrooms and peppers.
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    Hi jer 2 years ago
    This was so good! Another win for the family. Adding to recipe arsenal. Thank you!
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    Jimi Threet 2 years ago
    I made this on a whim one night while trying to figure out what to make for dinner. The leftovers didn't last long. I will be saving this one in my recipe stash.
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    Kaitlin Fello 2 years ago
    Good I substituted siracha and Caesar dressing bc I didn’t have apple sauce and the hot was too hot I also used white vinegar a squirt of ketchup for sweetness and it came out quite tasty! My boyfriend is a chef and he liked it!
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    Matt G 2 years ago
    Was a good dish and easy to make.
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    Eil 2 years ago
    This recipe turned out really well was easy to make not super hot, I added broccoli and red peppers the calories were low and the taste high. I would make this again.
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    Andrea Hess 2 years ago
    My husband & I loved the sweet & spicy combo of the flavors. I used ground turkey, fresh ginger, & fresh garlic. For veggies, I used zucchini, a mix of pablano, red & yellow peppers, celery & onion. (Any mix of veggies could work.) For the sauce, I only used 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar, as the applesauce was plenty sweet on its own (we used unsweetened applesauce). I didn't have any buffalo sauce so I used a chipotle pepper & 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. (I used a mini food processor to mix the sauce.) I simmered the turkey & veggies for about 15 minutes, until the vegetables were tender. I added lemon jiuce & cilantro when it was done & served it over brown rice. Delicious! Will definitely make this again. 👍
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    Karmen 2 years ago
    We loved this recipe! I made some modifications but nothing drastic. I chopped 3 large cloves of garlic, added some chopped red onion and fresh ginger. I figured the garlic and ginger only enhanced the powdered ingredients called for in the recipe. I also added some chopped red, orange and yellow peppers, matchstick carrots and broccoli. I made 1 1/2 times the amount of sauce because I knew my family would want a little extra sauce with this served over rice. I only added a 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. I will definitely make this again and add it to our rotation. Yummy! 😋
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    Shrin 2 years ago
    Delicious. Flavor was on point, chilly flakes really helped with the spice in the sauce
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    Amenta Stevenson 2 years ago
    This was the most delicious dish made with ground turkey (which can be a little boring) that I have ever made. The flavors were so bold. Highly recommended.
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    Sabrina! 2 years ago
    Sooo good! I couldn’t stop myself from seconds. Will definitely make this again!
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    ElHen 2 years ago
    So easy! Dinner ready in 20-25 minutes with ingredients on hand. I used 1# of frozen mixed stir fry veggies to 2# of ground turkey. I might try cutting back on sugar as personal preference; just watching the carbs. Very flavorful with a simple and ingenious sauce. So nourishing.
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    Meagen 2 years ago
    Great!!! Added fresh broccoli, red peppers, and mushrooms! Instead of ground ginger, I used fresh grated ginger.
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    Diane 2 years ago
    Tasty I added frozen veggies and fresh cilantro served over brown rice would make again easy and fast!
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    Kaitlyn Lindler 2 years ago
    Turned out awesome! Tastes delish!
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    Maria 2 years ago
    Pretty darn good! I helped the turkey stick together a bit by adding an egg and seasoning and mixing it all up before cooking. I used umami seasoning on the turkey and it have it a wonderful flavor. Added mixed Asian vegetables.
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    Dizzie F. 2 years ago
    Excellent! Added lots of veggies and served over lentil rice. Definitely will make again
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    Deborah Pollock 2 years ago
    Excellent flavor. I didn’t have applesauce so I boiled two small plums and a bit of sugar to make a plum sauce and substituted the applesauce. OMG it really made for a wonderfully tasty sauce for the turkey. I cut up tri-color bell peppers with scallions and cooked them with the turkey. I added broccoli at the end and served over jasmine rice. I can see using the firecracker sauce on many things I’m sure it’s yummy on pork too
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    Joyce Mickey 2 years ago
    Really great. Stir fried veggies and white onion too as I like onion, peppers broccoli and zucchini as that is what I had. (I had no frozen veggies) and added, a little bit of oil and some water after to cook a bit more. Made 1/2 recipe. Mixed spices in with turkey first. Served over Lundberg tri coloured rice Sprinkled some green onions and sesame seeds on top