Turkey Coconut Curry – Easy Whole 30 Recipe
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Loaded with protein and veggies, this easy Whole 30 recipe is full of flavor. Turkey Coconut Curry is a hearty and satisfying meal that creates a lot of food, perfect for leftovers and meal planning for the week.
Spices are essential when it comes to cooking Whole 30 and Paleo. The curry powder makes this easy Whole 30 recipe bold and delicious, but the coconut milk mellows it out, leaving you wanting more. If you want to learn how to make your own curry powder, click here for the recipe. Making your own spice blends at home is a real money saver if you use it a lot. Additionally, it allows you to customize your spice blends to meet your tastes, whether you have an intolerance or just don’t like a certain spice. But making your own spice blend is not necessary for this recipe, curry powder from the grocery store will work great too.
This is one meal that my toddler hasn’t liked until I started making my own curry powder. Recently, I was sipping the leftover coconut curry sauce out of my bowl after I finished lunch and he wanted to try it too. I said, “Sure, but you don’t like curry,” and helped him take a small sip. I stopped to see his reaction. He motioned for more, and said “Yummy, yummy!” So, we’ll see how it goes next time, he might change his mind again. Haha!
What tools you’ll need:
- cutting board
- measuring spoons
- skillet or saucepan
- large saute pan or skillet with a lid
Start with the Coconut Curry Sauce
In a skillet or saucepan, melt two tablespoons of coconut oil on low heat. Add two tablespoons of curry powder to the coconut oil and mix thoroughly. Pour one can of full-fat coconut milk into the curry powder/coconut oil mixture and mix thoroughly. Put on simmer and stir occasionally.
Now for the Turkey and Veggies
Heat a large saute pan or skillet on medium and add one tablespoon of coconut oil. I use a saute pan instead of a skillet because of surface area. My saute pan simply holds more and allows everything to cook more evenly, which helps because this is a big meal.
Add one large diced onion and saute in coconut oil, until the onions are clear. Place four minced garlic cloves in the pan and saute for one minute. Add two pounds of ground turkey and cook for a few minutes. Once the turkey is lightly browned, add the two large cubed sweet potatoes, the coconut curry sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
Cover pan and put on medium low heat for 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and the ground turkey is thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!
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- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 large sweet onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 large sweet potatoes cubed
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
In a skillet or saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil on low heat.
Add curry powder to coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
Pour coconut milk into the curry powder/coconut oil mixture and mix thoroughly. Put on simmer and stir occasionally.
Heat a large saute pan or skillet on medium and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Add diced onions and saute in coconut oil, until the onions are clear.
Place minced garlic in the pan and saute for one minute.
Add ground turkey and cook for a few minutes.
Once the turkey is lightly browned, add the cubed sweet potatoes, coconut curry sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
Cover pan and put on medium low heat for 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and the ground turkey is thoroughly cooked.