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Firecracker Ground Turkey

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  • 1 1/4 pounds 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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.


    Nikita 13 days ago
    It was delicious. It had a great amount of heat before the crushed red peppers but it was very tasty
    Floyd 21 days ago
    Delicious recipe: sweet, spicy, & savory. I will be making this again!!
    Scott Davis 2 months 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
    Krystal R. 3 months 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!
    Shearlyn Vinson 6 months 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!
    Thomas Oleinik 7 months ago
    Very spicy- I used sriracha sauce instead of wing sauce, and left out the red pepper flakes.
    Diana 9 months 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!
    Erin K. 9 months ago
    Excellent! Tangy and delicious.
    april g. 10 months ago
    so good! really spicy and healthy
    vicki blake 10 months ago
    Great used all fresh veggies. Parboiled broccoli, added zucchini mushrooms and peppers.
    Hi jer 10 months ago
    This was so good! Another win for the family. Adding to recipe arsenal. Thank you!
    Jimi Threet a year 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.
    Kaitlin Fello a year 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!
    Matt G a year ago
    Was a good dish and easy to make.
    Eil a year 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.
    Andrea Hess a year 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. 👍
    Karmen a year 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! 😋
    Shrin a year ago
    Delicious. Flavor was on point, chilly flakes really helped with the spice in the sauce
    Amenta Stevenson a year 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.
    Sabrina! a year ago
    Sooo good! I couldn’t stop myself from seconds. Will definitely make this again!
    ElHen a year 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.
    Meagen a year ago
    Great!!! Added fresh broccoli, red peppers, and mushrooms! Instead of ground ginger, I used fresh grated ginger.
    Diane a year ago
    Tasty I added frozen veggies and fresh cilantro served over brown rice would make again easy and fast!
    Kaitlyn Lindler a year ago
    Turned out awesome! Tastes delish!
    Maria a year 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.
    Dizzie F. a year ago
    Excellent! Added lots of veggies and served over lentil rice. Definitely will make again
    Deborah Pollock a year 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
    Joyce Mickey a year 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
    Swan-Geiger a year ago
    was so good I would just make the sauce a little larger because I ate this meal with rice and it was a little dry It
    Kris P. 2 years ago
    This was a pretty good dish. I had all of the ingredients already (except for the green onions) so I was happy to find it. Tip: Make sure you get the ground turkey in its shape a little before cooking the vegetables. I tried to multitask but it took longer than expected.