For a fast—and satisfying—weeknight dinner turn to this stir fry. It's also a fresh answer to the age-old question of what to do with that package of ground meat in the freezer. A bold and silky sauce made with lime juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, and chili compliments just about any type of ground meat you have on hand. Serve it up with rice, loads of fresh herbs, and big, wrap-able greens.  

Martha Stewart Living, October 2019


Credit: Justin Walker

Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine lime juice, brown sugar, fish sauce, and half of onion; season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, whisk together peanut butter, chili-garlic sauce, and 6 tablespoons warm water until smooth; set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high. Press turkey into skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook, undisturbed, until underside is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add ginger and remaining half of onion; cook, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon, until onion softens and meat is cooked, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Stir in peanut butter mixture. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes; stir in lime juice and onion mixture. Serve with lettuce leaves, rice, and herbs on the side.