Instant Pot Chinatown-Style Chop Sueywith Ground Turkey

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recipe by From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook

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Here’s the mid-century-modern classic that has little in common with authentic Chinese fare but was a staple of the American table for years. We’ve used ground turkey, instead of ground pork or beef, because we feel the others made the dish too greasy. Beyond • For an 8-quart Instant Pot, you must increase all the ingredients by 50 percent. (If you can’t find 1 1/2 pound frozen turkey, keep the ground turkey at 1 pound and double the amount of frozen vegetables.) • Although this dish’s roots lie in Cantonese-American restaurants, a drizzle of sriracha or Asian red chile sauce wouldn’t hurt!

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recipe updated Mar 24, 2020


  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    about ¾ cup (187g)
  • Low-sodium soy sauce icon
    Low-sodium soy sauce
    3 tbsp (43g)
  • Rice vinegar icon
    Rice vinegar
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground turkey icon
    Ground turkey
    2 cups
  • Frozen mixed vegetables icon
    Frozen mixed vegetables
    2¾ cups
  • Cornstarch icon
    1.5 tbsp (12g)
  • Water icon
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Crunchy chow mein noodles icon
    Crunchy chow mein noodles
    as needed


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Stir chicken broth, low-sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar and ground ginger into the inner pot
  2. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  3. Add ground turkey to the inner pot
  4. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  5. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 20 min
  6. Cancel - Keep warm
  7. Quick release
  8. Remove rack
  9. Break up turkey with a large metal spoon
  10. Add frozen mixed vegetables to the inner pot
  11. Pressure cook - 0 min
  12. Add cornstarch and water to a clean small bowl
  13. Mix until smooth
  14. Cancel inner pot - Keep warm
  15. Quick release
  16. Remove lid
  17. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  18. Cook until simmering while stirring frequently
  19. Stir slurry into inner pot
  20. Cook until thickened while stirring frequently - approx 1 min
  21. Cancel - Sauté
  22. Remove inner pot then set aside
  23. Stir well
  24. Serve warm
  25. Sprinkle with crunchy chow mein noodles
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