Asian Ground Turkey with Green Beans and Rice

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May 23, 2024
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This Chinese green beans with ground turkey recipe is one of my readers’ favorites! This dinner is quick, flavorful, and healthy. I bet it will be a hit at your house! Just give it a try, and you’ll see why everyone just adores it. I assure you that this ground turkey with green beans and rice will be a game changer and become a regular dish on your kitchen table. Just as my family loved it, yours will, too. Prepare to amaze yourself with the richness of the flavor, you wont believe it is turkey!

I’ve mentioned that we live in San Francisco, surrounded by AMAZING Asian cuisine, so we’re picky about our Chinese food. When I saw some ground turkey stir fry recipes floating around, I thought turkey in an Asian-inspired dish seemed peculiar. Then I remembered having something similar that had ground pork instead. Pork, turkey: what’s the difference, right? Well, I won’t get too ahead of myself as I know the flavor difference between the two can be pretty big. But turkey is so lean and healthy and this sauce is so flavorful that you quickly see why the ground turkey is great for this recipe.

Asian Ground Turkey and Green Beans over Rice Recipe

Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice

These ground turkey rice bowls are incredibly tasty and have tones of texture without loads of sweetness. These filling bowls are loaded with fresh herbs and “hidden” vegetables. This mouthwatering Ground Turkey with Green Beans Recipe, which contains low carbs (when served with cauliflower rice or by itself), is unquestionably a quick and great supper option for your family.

If you are not sure about using turkey, did you know that Americans consumed 5.3 billion pounds of turkey in 2019 alone. So, this equates to 16.1 pounds per person. Additionally, its consumption has doubled over the last 50 years. This is mostly because turkey is generally healthier than red meat, has a significant nutritional punch and works as a great lower fat and cholesteral substitute for ground beef or pork

Because this recipe is so easy to prepare it is the ideal meal for a weeknight dinner or lunch. If you would rather not use ground turkey you can always substitute ground pork, ground beef, diced chicken breast, shrimp or even salmon or flaky white fish.

Benefits

I’m so glad I decided to try this Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey Recipe because it was so easy and delicious! It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, making it one of my best ground turkey recipes for busy days.

My oldest son usually turns his nose up at green beans when I make them, but he makes an exception for these Chinese green beans. Probably because they are smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce. I can’t seem to understand his food preferences. He won’t eat gravy or spaghetti sauce, but he loves sushi and anything smothered in black bean sauce.

These Chinese Green Beans are my most popular dish of all time!

It’s hard to say he’s picky exactly. Maybe he has discerning taste. He’s certainly growing up in the right city. We didn’t have many Asian food options when I was a kid in Mississippi! Fortunately, I’m making up for it as an adult.

Ground Turkey Recipe Tips, Tricks & Substitutions

This green bean stir fry was born for weeknights.

  • If you can find Chinese long beans in your supermarket, those make the recipe more authentic but I know they are hard to find. Regular green beans or haricot verts (fancy french green beans) are perfect, and that’s what I use. Just make sure they are fresh (not canned!) for a great result. If you don’t have fresh available, use frozen instead.
  • Wash 1 pound of Chinese long beans, haricot verts, or green beans, drain thoroughly, and trim the tops and bottoms.
  • Do not forget to cut the green beans on the diagonal into slices approximately 2 inches long.
  • Of course, if you don’t have ground turkey you can easily swap in chicken, shrimp, tofu, beef or pork.
  • No green beans? Try broccoli, peas, snowpeas, snap peas, cauliflower, or zucchini. Let your farm stand be your guide.

However, no matter how you make yours, I hope you love this ground turkey recipe. If you have any questions, I’ll wait for them in the comments section below. Happy cooking!

Storage, Freezing and Reheating Tips

This dish works great as leftovers and can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container. Keep the rice sperate. When reheating, heat the rice and green beans with turkey seperately. I usually just use the microwave for both. Pro Tip: add a table spoon or two of water to the rice before heating and heat covered. The extra water will help steam and rehydrate the rice.

I don’t recommend freezing this dish as the green beans become very mushy when frozen and reheated. Pro Tip: If you plan on freezing I recommend making the dish with everything but the green beans and then freezing the saucy ground turkey. They you can thaw the ground turkey and quickly blanche or steam the green beans so they are just slightly cooked and still have bite. Then toss everything together in a skillet with a splash of sesame oil and cook until the turkey is hot. Feel free to add a tablespoon of water or a splash of soy sauce if you need to make the dish more saucy.

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These Chinese Green Beans are my most popular dish of all time!

Asian Ground Turkey with Rice

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This Asian ground turkey recipe for dinner is quick, flavorful, and healthy. I bet it will be a hit at your house!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup medium grain rice uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 small bunch green onions sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 pound washed and trimmed green beans or Chinese long beans if available
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

Instructions

  1. Start rice cooking in lightly salted water.
  2. When rice is about 15 minutes from done, heat large skillet over high heat. Add sesame oil, and sauté green onions and garlic for about 2 minutes. Stir in ground turkey and sauté 3-5 minutes, until meat is mostly cooked. Crumble meat as much as possible.
  3. Stir in chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, and ginger. Add green beans and soy sauce, and stir to coat. Continue cooking over high heat for 7-9 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until beans are slightly tender.
  4. Stir in rice vinegar, and cook one minute longer. Serve over cooked rice.

Notes

Adapted from recipes from The Lemon Bowl and Cook Snap Savour.

  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner, Main
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 262 kcal
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 441 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 29 g
  • Cholesterol: 62 mg

Nutrition Information of Chinese Green Beans with Turkey over Rice

Per serving

Calories

262 kcal

Carbohydrates

14 g

Protein

29 g

Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Potassium

721 mg

Iron

2 mg

Sodium

441 mg

Cholesterol

62mg

Fiber

4 g

Sugar

6 g

Vitamin A

11130IU

Vitamin C

50 mg

Calcium

51 mg

Enjoy Your Chinese Green Beans with Turkey over Rice

Now that you know all the benefits and the steps of how to rock this Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey Recipe, it’s your turn to share. So, go to the comments section and tell us your experience with this veggie: Do your family love it or hate it? Is there any way you can cook these beans for your little ones? What do you think about its taste and how you can cook it? Were you in the position to improvise? So, what did you do differently?

Last but not least, if you love this recipe, I think you’ll also be a fan of these two:

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Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

159 comments

Candace Martinez
6 months ago

Delicious recipe and have made over and over again. Always a hit with guests.

Tasty and Easy to Make!!
10 months ago

Soo good. It’s now one of my go to recipes. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this.

Tiffanie
1 year ago

My children loved this recipe.
What would be a substitute for ground turkey?

Anthony
2 months ago

Hi Tiffanie, so glad your kids loved it! You can substitute any ground meat or turkey and follow the instructions as is. For a vegetarian meal you can use extra firm tofu, drain it and press it to remove the water and then crumble the tofu. If using tofu you can add it with the green beans as it does not need to cook and you just want it to absorb all the sauce and flavor.

Laurie
2 years ago

Fabulous! Used spicy chili crisp in lieu of garlic chili and made my own hoison with BBQ sauce, molasses, soy sauce and a teaspoon 5 spice. It was so good! Will definitely make again.

Rosie
1 year ago

It is always good to consume food that is delicious and healthy at the same time. This Asian Ground Turkey and Green Beans Over Rice Recipe tastes great with a variety of vegetables, such as broccoli. And that is a great idea that you used spicy chili crisp in lieu of garlic chili and made your own hoison with BBQ sauce. It enhances the delicious taste of the sauce. Continue to follow your heart in cooking.

Tina Andes
2 years ago

What kind of salad goes well with this dish?

Rosie
1 year ago

Hi, Tina Andes! When we decided to cook this Asian ground turkey and green beans, my husband would love to have salad on the side, and he likes pairing it with some herbs, almonds, and a hardboiled egg. But you can also explore some salads that you might like.

A Shannon
4 years ago

Whhhhy is this ranked so low on the stars?!? 5 star recipe right here!!!!! I always make this for my family and my sisters do the same for theirs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Janis Dunlap
2 years ago

Exactly!!!!!!

Kelli Mayo
4 years ago

This was so good !!!!! I used broccoli in mine because I forgot green beans and didn’t want to go to the store. The flavor was amazing . My husband couldn’t stop eating it. Excellent!

Bruce
4 years ago

I’ve been making this a couple times a month for at least a year… delicious recipe!

Crissy
5 years ago

This was an amazing dinner! My green beans were cut in half but took a little longer to cook. I put a lid on and they came out perfect. I just mixed the sesame oil, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sweet chili sauce(in place of chili garlic sauce for my 10 month old) and added the sauce at the end! I would definitely try it with the chili garlic sauce, I love that stuff. Thanks for a great recipe, we loved it so much!

Jay
6 years ago

Thanks for this great recipe! My tweaks due to ingredients on hand: I used ground chicken, ginger paste (from the squeeze tube), and about 1.5 pounds of frozen green beans (two packages). So, I added a tad bit more of the hoisin, chili garlic paste, and soy sauce. I also had some dried pepper flakes for extra heat! I’ve made it twice now, and it’s delicious! Next time I”ll probably add some green bell pepper to stretch the recipe. Since I’m trying to be good and avoid too many carbs, I just had a double serving instead of rice :) Thank you again!

MarySC
6 years ago

I made this exactly as written, except I browned and drained the turkey first. Wow, I loved the result, and anticipate making it regularly. No one would ever know this was made with turkey and not pork. I found the flavor deliciously complex and only very mildly spicy; will add some hot peppers next time. While I loved the green beans (using the first harvest of yard-long beans from my garden), I think this would be good with more veggies as well- onion, bell pepper, broccoli, sugar peas… the possibilities are endless. Thanks!

Lisa
6 years ago

Can’t wait to try this recipe however I suffer from crohns disease and cannot tolerate even the tiniest bit of spicy. Any suggestions on a substitution? Also can chicken breasts or pork chops cut up in small pieces be ok to use instead of ground Turkey? Would love to add mushrooms and carrots to the recipe. What are your thoughts. I’m always looking for new recipes that my crohns can tolerate.

Tracey
1 year ago

Just omit the chili sauce. My family can’t handle spicy either so I will just add it to those that can handle it at the end. From what I read from all the reviews you can add whatever veggie you want to it. Meat wise, you can use ground chicken or pork, they would work the same.

Kristn
6 years ago

My husband has started following a keto-ish diet and so I’ve been on this culinary adventure trying to find things that he can eat. The hoisin sauce does have sugar in it but since he gets almost no carbs through the day, I figured he could handle the few carbs the sauce would contribute. Same with the about half a yellow onion that I added. I made the dish with the additional sliced yellow onion, double the sauce and double the meat. It was fantastic. I scooped out his portion and the. Added some rice stick noodles instead of the rice and our kiddo ate every bit that was on her plate.

Gotham Mama
6 years ago

Hi, I subbed 3-5 Tbsp. coconut aminos for both the hoisin and soy sauces because that’s what I had on hand. I didn’t have the chili garlic sauce so I used sweet chili sauce and the sweet element was still there. I used haricot verts and frozen French cut green beans and it worked out great. Fam loved it so much I am making it again 5 days later per request. This time I did buy some fresh ginger and true chili garlic sauce and will keep experimenting. I’m not usually in the mood for Asian food but I love this dish.

Ashley
7 years ago

I wasn’t to sure if this at first, but it is really good! Has some great flavors! It would be good as a lettuce wrap too. I also thickened mine a little because I like that consistency. However this is really good and something new! Thank you!

Lacy
7 years ago

So delicious and affordable to make. Next time I will drain it after the turkey is cooked since I used a higher fat ground turkey. Thank you for a new favorite.

Dnise
7 years ago

This dish was a winner. I went out of my way to pick up green onion completely forgot to add it anyway. I added black sesame seeds though. Delicious!

Leah Duncan
7 years ago

I made this with a what the heck attitude, I needed to do something with ground turkey. HOWEVER! this was soooo delicious! I can’t thank you enough for perking up a boring Thursday night with an awesome dish. ?

Shannon
7 years ago

This was delicious! Two picky children wouldn’t stop eating it…

Roy
7 years ago

wow do your children love chinese food?

Brooke
7 years ago

I’ve made this multiple times now and wanted to share how DELICIOUS this is! I usually use ground ginger instead of fresh and have taken it easy on the chili sauce (we find ours to be really spicy), but this is a ‘go-to’ in the summer with garden beans!

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

I’m so happy to hear it, Brooke. Thanks so much!!

-Becky O
7 years ago

Oh my gosh thank you–you saved dinner tonight! What do you do when all you really have is frozen green beans and ground turkey and you need to feed seven people??? I did add coconut milk to temper the heat (cuz my daughter’s a spice wimp) and a squeeze if lime fur a little zing. Delicious. Thanks so much!

Susan
7 years ago

I’ve made this several times, and is a family favorite. However i can’t find nutritional infomation anywhere in the print. Looking for how many servings as well as calories. Thank you

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

Hi, Susan! I’ll work on adding nutritional info to the printable view :) Thank you!

Hadley
7 years ago

Is the nutritional information for the whole dish or just one cup or one of four servings? Does it include white rice? Thanks!!!

Christina
4 years ago

Was the nutritional info added? If so, where can I find it for this recipe? I didn’t see it in the printable view?

Tara Allen
7 years ago

My boyfriend and I made this last night for dinner and it was incredible! We’re planning to have it again this week. Thanks!

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

I’m so happy to hear it, Tara! Thank you!

Noelle Norrie
7 years ago

This was soooo good and quick. Thank you!

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you!

Joan
7 years ago

This has quickly become a favorite in our house. Quick, easy and delicious!

Charmaine
7 years ago

This was excellent!! My extremely picky 9 year old son gave it a 9 out of 10 and claimed it was fantastic. :) It was easy , quick and delicious.

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

I’m so glad to hear it!! Thank you! I have a 10-year-old son too! He’s getting less picky as he gets older, thankfully. Take care, Charmaine!

Donna
7 years ago

This was the MOST flavorful stir fry I have made! Was so simple and quick. Will definitely be in my go to menu!

Donna
7 years ago

Oh and I use sweet chili sauce because I don’t like heat, it gave it a sweet heat I can deal with.

Stephanie
8 years ago

Hi! I a planning to make this for dinner tonight and I was wondering if I can use regular oil instead of sesame oil?

Also, I do not have any rice vinegar in hand, I was wondering what is a good substitute for that?

Thanks!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi! Yes regular oil will work. You could toss in a teaspoon of sesame seeds if you have them. You could try white wine vinegar if you have that.

Carla
8 years ago

I couldn’t find garlic chili oil. Substitutes?

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi! Do sorry for not answering sooner. I’m sorry to hear you can’t find it! You could use Sriracha and garlic to taste instead. Thank you!

Wanda
8 years ago

This recipe is amazing

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Wanda! I’m so happy you like it :)

Mo K
8 years ago

Made tonight. Great flavors, Andi! I cooked a bit differently. I used a wok and cooked the ground turkey first so I could drain all the fat. (I used Jennie-O brand which ended up much more crumbled than your photo– I was thinking maybe you used turkey sausage, it was that different).
It might have been my electric wok but I couldn’t get the green beans to cook to the ‘wrinkly’ stage, so I ended up finishing up/roasting them in my Infra-Wave at 400F for about 15-20 mins. Gosh, they were perfect! I also added thin sliced celery and carrot just to stretch it. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

Tara
8 years ago

I am a newly diagnosed heart failure patient. I’m now always looking for low sodium recipes. This was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe online.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but I’m happy if my recipes help you! I will admit that I do like my food pretty salty, but most times I call for salt to taste. As long as it doesn’t have bacon or sausage or something that it is inherently high in sodium, you should be able to adjust it to your needs. Thanks, Tara!

Donna
8 years ago

Love this recipe!!

Pam
8 years ago

I am really going to try your recipes and it look so good. I have made copies of your recipes to keep for my self.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I hope you like them, Pam. Thank you!!

Jen
8 years ago

Just made this again. So good. I think I will double the sauce next time and add mushrooms. We like it a little saucier.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Jen! I like extra sauce too :)

Ivonne Garcia
8 years ago

Delicious, we make this recipe once a week.

Jennifer Kepler
8 years ago

I make this recipe at least twice a month — it’s becoming one of my all-time favorites! I usually add a bit more chili powder for some extra spice. Thanks for sharing it!

Claudine
8 years ago

My daughter and I tried this recipe today and let’s just say she’s asked for 2nd’s, twice! It’s delicious and very flavorful! We tweaked the recipe by cutting back on the chili paste (used 1t vs 2T) as it has a little “kick” and we did not have any rice vinegar. At first we were going to substitute it with Apple Cider Vinegar, but when all was said and done, the dish was so good as is…it didn’t need anything else to enhance the already great flavor! Thanks for the great recipe. Is now a welcomed additon to our dinner rotation!

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

So glad you liked it, Claudine! Thank you!!

Toni
8 years ago

This was soooo delicious and flavorful. I’ve already made it about 5-6 times in the past 3 weeks. Only adjustment I made was used ground ginger.

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Oh thank you so much, Toni! I’m flattered that my recipe is making repeat appearances at your house :)

Kymi
8 years ago

This was absolutely wonderful! The 2nd time I made it I added broccoli with the string beans. My picky teenagers like it! Thinking of using this as a meatball! We’ll see what happens.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Kymi! I’m so glad you liked it!! My husband hates broccoli, or I would try it your way too :) Have a good weekend!

Heather
8 years ago

Super yum but adjustments were made to accommodate ingredients on hand. Used red onion and 4 cloves of garlic. Subbed sweet chili sauce for garlic chili sauce and 2 tsp oyster sauce for the hoisin (totally thought I had some) Used 1/4 tsp ground ginger for fresh. Added a splash more soy sauce and a sprinkle of roasted garlic powder & coconut sugar (hoisin is pretty sweet) at the end. Really loved it. I think with the hoisin all my adjustments at the end would have been unnecessary.

Ang
8 years ago

Holy crap this was amazing and so simple to make! I missed the ginger and added extra garlic instead and it was still AMAZZZZZZING! Thank you for this super easy recipe :)

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Ang! I’m so happy you liked it!!

Nicole
8 years ago

Love this recipe!!! I use ground chicken in place of turkey. It’s on our weekly menu rotation! Thank you…

AmanDa
8 years ago

Hi! I am just wondering the nutrition information for this recipe. Please let me know! Thanks

Stephanie
8 years ago

I am making this tonight and am wondering if I can add honey to the sauce to lesson the spice as I’m making it for two young children.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi! The finished dish isn’t really that spicy (in my opinion). If you wanted to make it milder, you could use 3 tbsp. hoisin sauce and 1 tbsp. chili garlic sauce. Adding honey isn’t a bad idea either! :) Let me know how you like it!

hermi
8 years ago

Hi Andi – Can I freeze the recipe and just boil up rice when I want to use it?

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi, Hermi! I”m sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I haven’t tried this recipe in the freezer to be honest. It only takes about as long to make as it does to cook the rice, so I just do it all at once when I’m ready to eat. I’m going to post your question over at my reader forums to see if anyone else might be able to answer!

Suzanne Washington
8 years ago

Thank you for this recipe. I am going to try it for lunch. I am going to substitute the hoisin for Oyster sauce and wholeweat noodles as that’s what I have in! Hopefully it will taste as good! Thanks

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hope you enjoyed it, Suzanne! Thank you!

Nancy Jopp
8 years ago

Found this recipe on Pinterest! I am always looking forward to recipes with ground turkey with some FLAVOR, which this absolutely did! Loved it!!!!!! Will be making this frequently!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I’m so happy to hear that you loved it, Nancy! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know!

Melissa c.
9 years ago

I LOVE this recipe. I have made it a million times (well, not that many), but it is so good that I crave it. SO yummy! I am close enough to drive to Chinatown in San Francisco, and I wouldn’t even know where to get it to even have it in person. I am so glad that I can make it at home whenever I want.

Thanks for sharing!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Melissa! It means a lot to me if you are so close to Chinatown and make my recipe instead :)

Renae
9 years ago

Yummy. Perfect amount of heat. Easy.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much Renae! Glad you liked it!

Jen
9 years ago

I made this last night and it was soooo good! Reminded me of the lettuce wraps you get at PF Changs but in a stir fry. I will definitely make it again. I added mushrooms and used sweet onion instead of green (because that’s what I had) and it was amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Jen! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Mushrooms always make everything better :)

Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
9 years ago

I’ve made this recipe twice now for dinner. I love how fast it comes together. It tastes so delicious and is easy to make for during the week. Thanks for providing an easy recipe!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Oh, Kelli, thanks so much! I’m so happy to hear that it has made a repeat appearance at your house. Have a good week!

Sandra r
9 years ago

Soooooo tasty! My family loved it. I left out the chili sauce for my two toddlers and just added it to the adults plates. Thank you!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Sandra! So glad you liked it!

Donna
9 years ago

Andi,

I found your recipe today while looking for something to do with the ground turkey I had in the fridge…it was really fantastic! I don’t normally leave comments on the things I try but it was so good, so full of flavor – my 12-year old and I both really loved it – I just had to tell you.

I will definitely try more of your recipes :)

Your new fan,
d.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Donna! Thank you so much for your comment. I feel flattered since you don’t usually leave them :) I’m very happy to have you as a new reader, and I’ll try my best to keep bringing you more dinners to love! xo

Jj
9 years ago

Boil the beans beforehand so they are more tender

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, JJ. I like my beans crisp in this dish, but I appreciate the tip for others who like them more tender.

Diane
9 years ago

can you make this without chilli garlic sauce so a toddler could eat it? My son like flavor but not too spicey. Thanks!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Diane. I’m so sorry. I thought I had already answered this! Yes, you can just double the hoisin sauce and leave out the chili garlic sauce. Or, if you have another sauce like Chinese black bean sauce on hand, you could use that instead. Hope that helps, and thank you!

Ellen
9 years ago

I really like your recipes.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Ellen! I really appreciate that :)

Andrea
9 years ago

I’m not a ground turkey lover but saw your post on Pinterest and had to try it. I must say your recipe totally made me forget I was eating ground turkey. The spices and hoisin compliment turkey well and absorb throughout this dish. I didn’t really care for the green beans and will try with asparagus or broccoli next time. Thanks for sharing

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

So glad you liked it, Andrea (well, except for the green beans). I think it would be delicious with broccoli, but unfortunately my husband hates the stuff. Enjoy an extra helping for me :)

Lisa Kimsey
9 years ago

Is this dish spicy?

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Lisa! It’s not very spicy, but if you want to make it even more mild, leave out the chili sauce and add extra hoisin sauce to make up for it. Hope that helps. Thanks for asking :)

Kathleen
9 years ago

Making this for dinner again tonight–it is one of my fiance & my all time favorite quick & healthy meals! We have been making it ever since I stumbled across your recipe about a year ago. The flavors are perfect–we usually use sriracha (because we already have it) and add a little extra hoisin to control the spice.
I just wanted to finally leave a comment to let you know how much we love this dish! :)

Jeannine findley
9 years ago

looking for the recipe for chinese green beans with ground turkey
Thank you

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Jeannine. Sorry for the confusion! Now it should be everything alright!

Jamie
9 years ago

This dish was yummy and easy to make, which is always a plus for me. I added in sliced mushrooms with the greenbeans and doubled up on the sauce, because I love my rice saturated too. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I look forward to making it again!

bodyfitness
9 years ago

I couldn’t resist commenting. Perfectly written!

Shalana
9 years ago

i don’t usually comment on recipes, this is actually my first time, but I had to let you know how amazing this recipe is! I tried it for the first time tonight and my hubby and kids loved it! My 6 year old doesn’t like green beans but she ate all of her dinner and asked for more! Only thing I did differently was halve the amount of garlic chili sauce because of the kids. But otherwise I followed the recipe and it was great! Thanks for posting!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Shalana! I’m so flattered that you would break your commenting silence for me :) I’m very happy to hear that you all liked this recipe so much!

tracy
9 years ago

Wonderful!!!!! I used fresh green beans and some canned and a bit more of sriracha. My family loved it! Definitely a keeper.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I’m so glad you liked it, Tracy! Thank you so much!

Anel Diaz
9 years ago

Hello..This recipe looks so delicious. But for some reason I can’t find the recipe. Help please.

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Anel. I’m sorry if it was confusing. The post was broken into two pages, so but now they appear on the same page. Thank you!

heather fowler
9 years ago

What can be used in place of the rice vinegar IF it can’t be found.

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Heather! I bet you will be able to find the vinegar in the Asian or salad dressing section of your store. If not (or if you don’t want to buy it), you could try white wine vinegar instead. Thanks for stopping by :)

Nathalie Kisor
4 years ago

I found the rice vinegar in the vinegar section of my grocery store you might try there also.

heather fowler
9 years ago

What is housing sauce? And does it have to be used and can I make the Chinese green beans rice and ground turkey with out it?

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Heather! Hoisin sauce is a Chinese sauce that’s usually pretty easy to find in the Asian section of your grocery store. It’s a little sweet and a little salty. You could substitute black bean sauce or even bottled teriyaki sauce (both also found in the Asian section). I hope that helps!

Lauren
9 years ago

This was great! I am always looking for ground turkey recipes that aren’t bland.. I substituted apple cider vinegar with a pinch of sugar since I did not have seasoned rice vinegar on hand. The heat was in the background of the dish, which was perfect! Thanks, we’ll be adding this to our regular rotation.

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Lauren! I’m so happy to hear that you liked it.

Katie
9 years ago

Am I missing something?? Where’s the recipe…all I see is the list of ingredients! Help! I’ve got everything ready to go and it’s time to start dinner but I can’t figure out where the recipe actually is. Thanks!

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Katie. I’m so sorry I just saw this! I looked at the post, and the recipe looks fine for me. I’m not sure what went wrong on your end. I hope your dinner plans weren’t ruined. Are you still not able to see it? You can always email me if you need a quick response and I’m not answering your question: andi@wearychefcom.kinsta.cloud.

Brittany H
9 years ago

Could I have the nutritional facts?

Andi
9 years ago

Sorry for not getting back to you, Brittany. I don’t have the nutritional info for my recipes, but I’ll work on adding that feature. Thank you!

Adrianna
9 years ago

Hi, I keep trying to click on the chili garlic sauce link and it just keeps bringing me back to this page. What are the ingredients to make it?
Thanks!

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Adrianna. Thank you for letting me know there was a problem with that link. Sorry about that! I fixed it now, but it is a link to the product on Amazon to show you what it looks like (not a recipe). It is a pre-made sauce in a jar that can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store. Thank you!

Kelsey Collins
9 years ago

What is the chili garlic sauce? The link just leads to the same recipe page. I’d love to try the recipe but don’t want to miss a crucial ingredient!

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Kelsey. Sorry, I’m not sure what went wrong with that link but I fixed it. It just goes to the product page on Amazon to show you what it looks like, but you can find it in the Asian section of most grocery stores. Thank you!

Lynn
9 years ago

Found this on Pinterest. Made it for dinner tonight, and it is delicious! Just enough spice for me. I boiled the beans a little, as my guy doesn’t like super-crisp beans. So yummy!

Andi
9 years ago

I’m so happy you liked it, Lynn. Thank you!

Victoria
9 years ago

This is possibly the best recipe I’ve ever found. Made it for dinner for my hubby and I last night and neither of us could stop raving about it. I hope he won’t be annoyed when I make it every night for the rest of the week…

Andi
9 years ago

Wow, thank you for the rave review, Victoria! Happy New Year!

Maryse
10 years ago

Hi, I made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was good, great flavor but Oh my! So spicy…I wasn’t sure about the Chili garlic sauce and used Sriracha (I used 1 table spoon instead of 2) but still very spicy…I am not sure I used the right sauce…. So what kind of chili garlic sauce did you used in this recipe? Thanks!

Andi
10 years ago

Yikes I bet that was spicy! The chili garlic sauce I used is in the Chinese food section with things like black bean sauce, hoisin sauce, etc. I hope you were still able to enjoy it! I’ll check the recipe to make sure the link to the sauce is still working. I put it there to show what kind I was talking about. Thank you, Maryse!

Wendi
10 years ago

So unbelievably delish! My turkey to bean ratio was off…with more beans (Costco giant pack). So I upped the hoisin, soy and vinegar. Perfect! Spicy, but not burn-off-your-mouth-so-you-can’t-eat-another-bite spicy (yes, I am baby when it comes to spicy). Didn’t miss the beef at all. Thanks for a perfect, inexpensive twist in our meal plan!!

Andi
10 years ago

Wow, Wendi! Thanks so much for this rave review! You made me want to make this again this week. It’s a favorite around here too, but I haven’t gotten around to making it in a while. Hope you’ve had a nice weekend :)

Jen
10 years ago

This looks really great, but I’m wondering about the heat factor. I have two little guys that will eat almost anything, and can even deal with a little heat, but not a lot. Any thoughts on the chili garlic sauce or substitutions for such to bring it down a bit?

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Jen! You could just double the hoisin sauce and leave out the chili garlic sauce. It’s not that spicy as written, but I understand what you mean. My boys won’t eat food if there is even a hint of spiciness! I hope you like the recipe :)

Sonja
10 years ago

Tried this for dinner last night and it met *every* one’s stamp approval. It was delicious and it was easy and even the picky eaters raved over it. What more can you ask?

I used frozen whole green beans and just cooked them until hot.

Thanks for an amazing recipe.

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you for coming back to let me know, Sonja. I’m so happy to hear that you guys all liked it :)

Chrystal Thurston
10 years ago

I have made so many of your recipes and we LOVE them! Yours is my go to site when I am looking for ideas. But although this one tasted great it was very dry any idea where I went wrong? I’d love to make it again but my hubby must have sauce/gravy for his rice. Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks for all your hard work on the site, I LOVE it!

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Chrystal. Thank you so much for this sweet message! I appreciate it so much!

I can understand wanting more sauce. Here’s what I would do: Add 2 tbsp. more of hoisin sauce. At the end of cooking, stir 1 tbsp. corn starch into 1/4 c. cold water, and stir that into the skillet. That should give you a bit more sauce, and you could stir in up to another 1/4 c. water to thin it more. Give it a taste and add a little more soy sauce or chili sauce if needed. I haven’t tried this, but I think it will turn out the way you want. Have a good weekend!

Nikole
10 years ago

This was simple, inexpensive and AWESOME! I will be making this again and again!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Nikole! This really brightened my day. Have a wonderful week!

Alisha
10 years ago

Made this last night and it was so tasty! I switched out the white rice with brown and added some cooked lentils for added nutrients. Thanks for the recipe!

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Alisha! I’m so glad you liked it, and I really appreciate that you took the time to come back and let me know. Lentils in the rice sound great. I’ve started to switch mostly to brown rice too. It took me a while to get used to it, but now I actually prefer the chewy texture. Thanks for your comment :)

Heather
10 years ago

LOVE this recipe! I never thought ground turkey could turn in to something so flavorful! Can you list the nutrition content by chance?

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Heather! Unfortunately, I don’t usually calculate the nutritional value of my recipes because I don’t have an easy way to do it. I know I saw a site once where you could paste in recipe ingredients and calculate the nutritional facts, but I can’t find it again. I’ll look again and email you if I find it. Thanks again for your sweet comment :)

Chrystal Thurston
10 years ago

I usually but a whole turkey when it’s super cheap and then figure out what to do with it later. Since it’s so close to the holidays I didn’t want to make my regulars and this sounds wonderful. But we are on a super tight budget too, I was wondering if I could use Sriracha Chili sauce and if that is the chili garlic sauce you are referring too? Also I only have rice vinegar in the house what is the seasoned kind seasoned with, could I just add seasonings to it? Thank you.
We tried your Bacon Cheddar Ranch Burgers with Parmesan Ranch Chips last night. Great burger a new staple in our house but I wasn’t able to get the dry buttermilk powder at my grocery and I may have left out the Parmesan because they were a little flat. But I will try them again when I can get the buttermilk and be SURE to add the Parmesan. lol

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Chrystal. I’m sorry for not replying sooner! I got sidetracked researching alternatives to the chili garlic sauce and seasoned rice vinegar and forgot to actually respond. I think you will still enjoy the turkey and green beans if you make some substitutions. Just give it a taste and see if it might need extra garlic, soy sauce, salt, or something like that if it seems too plain.

The powdered buttermilk seems pricey, I think $4 or $5 for the canister, but it ends up being much cheaper than buying ranch dressing packets. I’ve used it a lot and still have probably half left! I’m so happy you liked the burgers. Thanks a lot for your comment and questions :)

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
11 years ago

I love the idea of using ground turkey instead, definitely will be trying this!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

I hope you like it, Pamela. Thanks so much for your nice comment!

Paula @Call Me PMc
11 years ago

I really like this dish, Andi! And, you photo is incredible!!! I’m still learning my new T3, I have no patience, I just want to know it already!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Paula! I was used to using my Sony camera in manual mode, so that helps, but the controls are different so there’s still a learning curve. It’s hard to spend time learning a new camera when you just want to take your picture and eat! ;)

Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1)
11 years ago

Love how this only takes 30 minutes…looks amazing, Andi! Love the pic!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Gloria! I’m all about 30 minute meals ;)

cookingwithcurls
11 years ago

We love Asian food! I have never had it with ground turkey, but I’m will to give it a shot :) Awesome photo!!!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Lisa! I thought the ground turkey seemed odd for an Asian dish, but it tasted great.

Chanelle
11 years ago

Pinned this today and made it tonight. Soooo good. We loved it!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

I’m so glad! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know :)

Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama
11 years ago

This looks really good & healthy! :)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Carrie! I was a little surprised how good it was just because I don’t usually think of turkey for stir fry.

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