Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy, Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

Today I wanted to make something with ground turkey and I didn`t want to make the same ole meatballs or tacos so I found this recipe.. It doesn`t take to long in the slow cooker, so it is an easy thing to make.. I found it on Pintrest compliments of Kalyn`s Kitchen.. I hope that you may try this recipe when you have ground turkey and sweet potatoes on hand..

1 – 1 1/4 lbs. ground turkey (I use ground turkey with 7% fat, but not turkey breast)
2 tsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped in pieces about 1/2 inch
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces about 1 inch
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup sugar, Splenda, or Stevia granulated (I used Stevia; use Splenda or Stevia for South Beach Diet)
2 T brown sugar (or use 2 T more of the sweetener of your choice)
2-3 T Chili Garlic Sauce (I used 2 T, which was plenty spicy for me!)
2 tsp. minced ginger (I used minced ginger from a jar)
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 can light coconut milk
1/2 cup green onions sliced in 1 inch pieces + more thinly sliced green onion for garnish if desired
cooked white or brown rice for serving, optionalMethod:
Spray CrockPot with non-stick spray. I used a 3.5 quart CrockPot for this recipe.Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a heavy frying pan and brown the ground turkey, breaking it up with the turner as it cooks. This may take 7-8 minutes but don’t rush the browning step. Put browned meat into the CrockPot. Add 1 tsp. more olive oil if you need it and saute the onions until they are soft and lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes. Add onions to the CrockPot. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into pieces about 1 inch square. Add sweet potatoes to the CrockPot.

Mix together the soy sauce, chicken stock, sweetener of your choice, brown sugar (or more sweetener), Chili Garlic Sauce, minced ginger, and minced garlic and pour over ingredients in the CrockPot. Cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are done and starting to fall apart just a little. (I stirred it a couple of times, but it’s not essential.)

When the sweet potatoes are done, add the can of light coconut milk and the green onion pieces, turn heat to low, and cook 30 minutes more. Serve hot, with brown or white rice and garnished with thinly sliced green onions if desired.


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