4 from 4 votes

Healthy Caribbean Jerk Ground Turkey Freezer Meal

Simplify a weeknight dinner by making this flavorful jerk turkey skillet meal in minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
Author: Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 13 ounces fresh ground lean turkey
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple (fresh or canned), diced
  • 1 cup green beans, diced
  • 1 package Hak's One Pot Caribbean Jerk Cooking Sauce (found at Aldi, World Market or most grocers)

Or, make your own jerk cooking sauce with:

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

Prepare the jerk turkey freezer meal:

  • Label a quart size freezer bag using a marker, paper and tape, or whatever you have available.
  • Add turkey to the labeled freezer bag.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bag in the order listed (diced zucchini, diced pineapple, diced green beans, cooking sauce).
  • Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag. Lay it flat in your freezer (at least until hardened).
  • Remove bag the night before and thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. (Be sure to plan ahead)

When you're ready to cook:

  • Add contents of the thawed bag to a skillet.
  • Cook on medium/high heat for 20-25 minutes until done.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • Add contents of the thawed bag to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, or until done.

Recipe Notes

Don't be alarmed if you find the water that releases from the frozen turkey and vegetables to be excessive. You can add 2-3 teaspoons of cornstarch, or instant tapioca granules, directly to the skillet. It also may have to cook a bit longer to get the water to absorb and the sauce to thicken.
If you don't have the store bought sauce, no problem. Simply combine the four simple ingredients (pineapple juice cold water, hoisin sauce, cornstarch) to make your own.
Add 1/4 teaspoon each of cayenne and ginger to spice it up, or keep it as is and season to taste prior to serving.
 
Serving size: 1 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Caribbean Jerk Ground Turkey Freezer Meal
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.6g16%
Carbohydrates 16.5g6%
Fiber 2.1g8%
Protein 26.6g53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caribbean jerk turkey skillet, one pot jerk turkey