Spicy Hoisin Turkey and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This Asian inspired bowl of spicy, saucy ground turkey and broccoli simmered in ginger, garlic, hoisin and soy sauce only requires a few ingredients, and one pot to make.


You’ve never heard of hoisin sauce? That’s ok, this a judgement free zone.

It is a thick, sweet and salty Chinese sauce that is similar to barbecue sauce, but with no smokiness. I love it! You can get it at any grocery store.

Look how much you learned tonight!


Spicy Hoisin Turkey and Broccoli Stir-Fry


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (more if you like it spicy)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce, plus more to drizzle on top
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 head broccoli, divided into florets and stems, chopped
  • cooked white rice (make what you’ll need but 2 cups uncooked should do it)
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish


  1. In a large pan (that has a lid), preheat to medium-high. Add turkey and let sizzle a bit for a minute or so.
  2. Break up turkey with the back of a wooden spoon (not too much), and stir a bit. Let sizzle some more and brown up.
  3. Add chili flakes, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin and sesame oil. Stir to combine and cook until turkey is no longer pink.
  4. Add broccoli stems and stir into turkey. Let cook about 2 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Add broccoli florets and stir. Cover and cook until broccoli is tender. (Add a little soy sauce or water to the pan if there’s not liquid at the bottom to steam the broccoli).
  6. Serve over rice with a drizzle of hoisin and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Spicy Hoisin Turkey and Broccoli Stir-Fry