Firecracker Ground Turkey

Apr 8th 2021

Tired of the usual roasted turkey from the Thanksgiving, and wanted to mixed things up? Well, this recipe will surely give a surprising twist to turkey in a different way. You can serve this with rice, mashed potato, or just eat it as it is. This recipe will surely entice your senses and will excite you to make this for your family.

This recipe is from Lite Cravings and don't forget to click on the ingredients to get them.


  • 1.25 pounds 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh veggies of choice

For sauce

  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 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


Step 1

Heat cooking spray in a large skillet over medium, high heat.

Step 2

Mix meat around with our hands, forming small pieces. Place those pieces in your skillet. Season meat with garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink in the middle, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

While meat is cooking, mix together sauce ingredients and chop green onions. Set aside.

Step 4

When meat is no longer pink, add in sauce and half of green onions. Bring to a boil, then simmer until sauce has thickened and coated the meat, about 5 minutes. Add in a splash or two water if the sauce gets too thick.

Step 5

In the last few minutes of cooking, add in your frozen veggies and cook until just defrosted, about 3-4 minutes. If using fresh veggies, you may need to add them in earlier in the process to ensure that they cook through.

Step 6

Garnish with remaining green onions.