Tinaktak is a popular comfort dish from Guam and may have originated from the sound of chopping meat: tak! tak! tak!
Typically made with beef, this version uses lean turkey that is lower in saturated fat.
Use canned or frozen string beans instead of fresh.
Wash hands well with soap and water.
Heat canola oil in a pot on medium heat.
Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add ground turkey and cook until brown or temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add string beans and cook until they begin to soften, about two to three minutes.
Pour in coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Simmer for two minutes
Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Stir well.
Bring mixture to simmer for about 1 minute.
Turn off heat and let sit for one minute to thicken.
Serve hot over rice.
Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids
This bright and zesty dish is a delicious and easy way to incorporate more veggies into your child’s diet! Use any veggies you may have on hand, or a frozen medley to cut down on prep time. You can also use any lean ground meat such as turkey or lean beef.
Gather ingredients and equipment
Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dry
Measure all ingredients
Pick ends off string beans
Cut string beans, cherry tomatoes, and lemon in half
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