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Post-Workout Ground Turkey Recipes

Nov
10
2017

Try these delicious ground turkey recipes for all your gains!

 

Hearty, healthy, and delicious when cooked properly, ground turkey has a ton of potential. You can substitute it for ground beef in everything, including burgers and tacos. If you’re into your health and fitness, chances are you consume ground turkey often. Unfortunately, it can get seriously boring. Lucky for you, the health and fitness experts at VPX Sports have played trial and error with different kinds of ground turkey recipes, and we’re here to share two of our all-time favorites.

 

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Out of all the ground turkey recipes we’ve tried, the turkey lettuce wraps are super easy to make, and even more rewarding to consume.

Ingredients:

– 12 oz. ground turkey
– 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
– 8 ounces white mushrooms, chopped
– 3 scallions, chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 6 oz. can water chestnuts, chopped
– ¼ cup soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
FOR THE SAUCE
– 3 tablespoons soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
– ½ teaspoon sesame oil
– 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves
– Shredded carrots
– Bean sprouts
– Chopped cilantro

Directions:

1. For the turkey, brown it in oil over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
2. Add mushrooms, scallions, garlic and water chestnuts. Cook until mushrooms are soft.
3. In small bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar. Pour over the turkey mixture and cook for one minute. Remove from heat.
4. For the sauce, whisk the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, mustard, Sriracha, sesame oil, and ¼ cup water in a small bowl.
5. Serve the turkey mixture with iceberg lettuce leaves, drizzle the sauce, and top with carrots, bean sprouts, and cilantro for a delicious, nutritious, beautiful presentation.

 

Turkey Sloppy Joes

The second one of our favorite ground turkey recipes involves everyone’s childhood favorite.

Ingredients:

– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 pound ground turkey
– 1 onion, chopped
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 8 ounce can of tomato sauce (low in sugar)
– ¼ cup BBQ sauce (preferably sugar-free)
– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
– Salt and pepper, for seasoning.

Directions:

1. Add olive oil to a skillet at medium-high heat.
2. Toss the onion and garlic and sauté.
3. Add the turkey and break it up with a spoon or spatula, and cook until brown. This should take about 3-5 minutes.
4. As the meat cooks, add the tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, and Worcestershire.
5. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Allow mixture to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
6. Once the meat has simmered, it’s ready to be eaten! Put a spoonful of sloppy Joes on whole wheat or low-carb buns. Enjoy!