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Old 01-07-2008, 12:34 PM   #11
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Virgo, I made RR's Super-Size Turkey Meatballs & they turned out great. See if this is a recipe you might want to try:

Super-Size Turkey Meatballs with Spinach and Cheese
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:29 PM   #12
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Actually, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 95% lean ground beef is lower in saturated fat (5 grams per 3 ounce serving) than ground turkey (11 grams per 3 ounce serving). Now, if you buy ground turkey breast, which is all white meat and much more expensive, that would be less than 1 gram of saturated fat per 3 ounce serving.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:30 PM   #13
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Whatever. I was just trying to give the OP a possible reason for her question - not to change her eating habits or ingredients.

I rarely use ground turkey breast because I find it too lean for most recipes. Regular ground turkey works just fine. I also regularly use ground turkey because my husband doesn't eat red meat or red meat products, & hasn't for 40 years now.

Not to mention you rarely hear about people dying from eating ground turkey - unlike ground beef.
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Whatever. I was just trying to give the OP a possible reason for her question - not to change her eating habits or ingredients.
I wasn't trying to change anyone's eating habits. As a nutritionist, I only do that if they pay me to do it. What I was trying to do is dispell the idea that ground turkey is leaner than ground beef and therefore should not produce fat when cooked. Obviously, at 11 grams per 3 ounce serving, cooking turkey meatballs will definitley produce a visible amount of fat.

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Not to mention you rarely hear about people dying from eating ground turkey - unlike ground beef.
I knew a guy that was killed in a turkey farm stampede once. Does that count?
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:44 PM   #15
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LOL - no, turkey stampedes don't count - LOL!

Since I'm not a nutritionist, I bow to your knowledge, but will say that I've been using ground turkey in virtually any & every recipe calling for ground meat (beef, pork, lamb) for many years now & have never seen any appreciable amount of fat drain out of it. In fact, I frequently add fat to it in the form of extra-virgin olive oil, or dotting burgers with butter, to keep it from drying out.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:29 PM   #16
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Virgo, I made RR's Super-Size Turkey Meatballs & they turned out great. See if this is a recipe you might want to try:

Super-Size Turkey Meatballs with Spinach and Cheese
Oh, amy, I haven't compared them word for word, but I think the one you posted is the same or similar to this RR recipe Florentine Meatballs Recipe: Recipes: Food Network
which I LOVE and have made a bunch of times!

I'm telling you, this recipe makes you look BRILLIANT to whomever you are serving it!

Lee
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:52 PM   #17
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Oh, amy, I haven't compared them word for word, but I think the one you posted is the same or similar to this RR recipe Florentine Meatballs Recipe: Recipes: Food Network
which I LOVE and have made a bunch of times!

I'm telling you, this recipe makes you look BRILLIANT to whomever you are serving it!

Lee
YAY! I was hoping you would see this post, Lee. I remember you liked them as much as I did. Are they the same? I shared the first one, cause I saved the yummy pic that went with.
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Well I made them again and they taste much better.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:10 PM   #19
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Actually, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 95% lean ground beef is lower in saturated fat (5 grams per 3 ounce serving) than ground turkey (11 grams per 3 ounce serving). Now, if you buy ground turkey breast, which is all white meat and much more expensive, that would be less than 1 gram of saturated fat per 3 ounce serving.
I read that the ground poultry products have fatty skin ground into it so it is not just a ground poultry breast. Wouldn't ground turkey more likely be the dark meat since they market turkey breast?
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