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5 from 15 votes

Korean-Inspired Ground Turkey

Savory, sweet, spicy, and full of flavor, this Korean-Inspired Ground Turkey is an easy, versatile recipe you'll be making on repeat!


  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 lb uncooked 99% lean ground turkey breast, or ground chicken breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, greens only, sliced


  • Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, and black pepper in a bowl and stir to mix. Set aside.
  • Add the sesame oil to a large saute pan or skillet and bring over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the ground turkey and stir to break them up and coat them in the oil. Cook the ground turkey for about 2 minutes, breaking up with a spoon, until it starts to break into chunks and “brown.” Add the chopped onion and stir together. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for another 4 minutes or so until the turkey is cooked through and broken into small chunks and the onions are softened. Add the garlic and stir together. Cook for another 30-60 seconds.
  • Stir the sauce from step one and add it to the pan. Stir to coat the meat and reduce the heat to med-low. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and top with sesame seeds and sliced scallions before serving.


MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (3/4 cup or 4 oz) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 5 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per (3/4 cup or 4 oz) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information per (3/4 cup or 4 oz) serving:
207 calories, 12 g carbs, 7 g sugars, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 28 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
Adapted from Unicorns in the Kitchen and Crunchy Creamy Sweet