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Old 05-11-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Ground turkey ideas

dh is on a bit of a health kick and has been buying ground turkey recently. All we've had with it is spagetti & turkey burgers. I need some ideas on other healthy ways to use it. Thanks very much!

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Old 05-11-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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Here's a thread where people gave me several ideas:

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...key-21899.html

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Old 05-11-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Oh, and if you make the pasta that was recommended, do something more with the turkey, the one shortcoming with the turkey was that it was almost just...empty...no flavour or anything, so could have used some spicing up in some way.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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Ground turkey is a great sit in for ground beef in any dish. I tend to season a little heavier when using ground turkey since it doesn't have the fat or flavor of ground beef. I've used it in meatload, lasagna, casseroles, chile, stuffed peppers, tacos, taco salads, etc.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:46 PM   #5
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You could make a turkey chili
Turkey pot pie
Turkey tacos
Shepherds pie
Turkey noodle casserole (turkey tetrazini)
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:31 AM   #6
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On the Iron Chef, turkey battle, they made turkey meat ball soup.
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:37 AM   #7
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If you are used to either beef or pork mince, ground turkey may taste a bit bland. I would think a recipe that is a bit heavier on seasonings may be better to spice it up, like taco, chili, curried meatballs etc...
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:28 AM   #8
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I would agree with Urmaniac that turkey is a little bland but I cook it seasoned with a lot of spices and it comes out good.

Another trick is to cook it (for chilis etc) with good amount of onions. The moisture from the onions makes the meat more richer (and not dry) and you don't miss the flavor as much.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:07 AM   #9
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I find that turkey has as much or more flavor than beef. I use it exclusively now for meatloaf. I hadn't ever used it for burgers until recently when I needed to use up a little. It was quite good--finer ground than beef so it makes a compact burger.
I make meatballs and then simmer in a Thai coconut sauce--good stuff.
There is a Thai dish called larb that can be made with turkey.
Lettuce wraps using a stirfried turkey with veggies is good.
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dh is on a bit of a health kick and has been buying ground turkey recently. All we've had with it is spagetti & turkey burgers. I need some ideas on other healthy ways to use it. Thanks very much!
Turkey croquettes in a light white sauce

Stuffed cabbage rolls

Turkey enchiladas

Turkey loaf - add in chopped apples, herbs, curry

Asian turkey burgers

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatball Soup

Turkey wontons/dumplings

Turkey Eggrolls - Bake them for a 'healthier' dish

Turkey lettuce wraps
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