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Old 04-03-2010, 11:02 AM   #11
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I tried using it a few times, but decided I just don't like it at all.
Don't like the texture, or the flavor.
Your forgot to mention the smell. YUCK!!

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by PattY1 View Post
Your forgot to mention the smell. YUCK!!
I never noticed any particular smell from either the extra-lean or regular ground turkey that I've bought.

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Old 04-03-2010, 01:49 PM   #13
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I use ground turkey breast all the time. In some recipes, like tacos, I like it better than ground beef. I have never noticed an odd taste or smell. But it could be because the ground turkey I buy is mostly white meat.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:02 PM   #14
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No, not at all! I think it's a waste of good turkey.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:44 PM   #15
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I think in our household, it depends upon what is on sale that week. We use either really lean ground beef or regular ground turkey but in the exact same manner as ground beef...except maybe in hamburgers. I think my dad just prefers that to be actual beef. But after spices and browning, we haven't noticed anything perceivably different between the two.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:09 AM   #16
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The following link kind of says it all:
Ground Turkey Versus Ground Beef - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

There's not that much difference between the two, except possible price, and yet ground turkey requires more additional spices for flavor.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #17
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It's relative lack of flavor is what I like best about it. In chili for instance, I don't like the taste that beef gives to it. The turkey gives it some substance, and leaves the flavor to the seasoning and the tomatoes. Same for tacos, very similar texture to ground beef, less grease and a better base for the seasoning.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:57 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by PattY1 View Post
Your forgot to mention the smell. YUCK!!
Are you sure it was fresh? It really should not have any smell.
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #19
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Hi SNPiccolo, I buy my beef, chicken, lamb and goat at a butcher shop. The only meat I buy packaged is ground turkey. I try to get a good quality one (Perdue mostly).

The ground beef I buy is hand trimmed by the butcher and then ground so it is low in fat. From what I have read, in addition to fat content differences, the composition of red meat (how fibres in it interconnect) is also a factor why it's not considered the healthiest (how our body has to process it). In short, I use it in moderation.

To me the slight difference in taste of ground turkey or chicken is O.K. if it gives me the protein and is still relatively healthy in the long run for my body.
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #20
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I make breakfast sausage out of it and also use it to make turkey burgers.

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