Korean-Style Ground Turkey and Zucchini Stew

Korean-Style Ground Turkey and Zucchini Stew
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What Started it all:
Ground turkey, Zucchini, flour, slow cooker

This Korean-inspired dish is perfect for a cozy family meal. Using fresh zucchini and lean ground turkey, this stew is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. It's slow-cooked to perfection, allowing the flavors to meld beautifully. Let's gather around the table and enjoy this hearty, healthy meal together!


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients - In a large bowl, season the ground turkey with salt and pepper. Add the flour and mix well to coat the turkey evenly.
  2. Sauté the Turkey - Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Transfer the browned turkey to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook the Aromatics - In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant. Add the ginger and cook for another minute.
  4. Combine Ingredients in Slow Cooker - Add the sautéed onions, garlic, and ginger to the slow cooker. Then, add the sliced zucchinis, soy sauce, gochujang, sesame oil, and chicken broth. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Slow Cook the Stew - Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the zucchini is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  6. Final Touches - Before serving, taste the stew and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

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