Best uses for turkey?

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 2/22/17 1:01 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

I caught a really good sale on ground turkey this week, and I've picked up several 5lb packages to portion out and freeze. Problem is, I'm not totally sure what to do with it other than make chili!

Lay it on me, peeps: what's your favorite thing to make with turkey?

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on 2/22/17 1:08 pm - PA
VSG on 06/17/16 has a recipe for picadillo, a cuban ground beef dish that I make with ground turkey. I think it's probably supposed to be served with rice but I just eat it as is or stuff in a pepper half and bake

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on 2/22/17 1:09 pm - TN
VSG on 09/28/15

Turkey burgers, turkey meatloaf ( portioned out in a muffin tin for individual servings), turkey zucchini boats... Anything that can be done with burger can be done with the ground turkey. 

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on 2/22/17 1:11 pm
VSG on 10/25/16

I made these for a party and they were a big hit.

I also froze some on a tray so they wouldn't stick together and put them in a freezer bag. Two make a perfect dinner portion. I do thaw them before heating.

on 2/22/17 1:20 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with

anything you would use ground beef for you can use ground turkey for.




Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 2/22/17 1:24 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

I don't cook much with ground beef, which is why I'm a little lost, LOL! :)

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

on 2/22/17 1:27 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with

oh,well then, I got nothing, sorry!lol




on 2/22/17 1:22 pm
RNY on 08/04/15

My favorite is taco meat for taco salad.  it's versatile and can be used in a myriad of ways.  It also stays in the fridge for a good amount of time, and reheating it is never an issue.  

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on 2/22/17 1:48 pm
VSG on 08/01/16

eggroll in a bowl/crack slaw

Eggfaces ricotta bake with ground turkey layered in

stuffed cabbage rolls

stuffed zucchini boats

Asian Lettuce wraps

Pinterest has millions of recipes for ground turkey


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on 2/22/17 1:50 pm

Ground turkey on its own is very unpleasant.  It has a spoiled taste.  If you've ever bought plain turkey sausage (a sad substitute for Italian pork sausage) in the meat case, you may have noticed.  To be palatable or better, it needs to be seasoned generously.   

Beyond that, it's open season:  Stuffed peppers, turkey loaf, chili and variations on chili (i.e., ground-turkey stews) and whatall else you'd do with ground beef as someone's already written.

One of my improvisations worked well enough that I've deliberately made it a number of times.  T 1 lb turkey, add about 1/2 cup of refried black beans (pinto is fine, too) and 1/3-1/2 cup of Trader Joe's tomatoless corn salsa (their newer cowboy salsa would work, too) and maybe some Rotel diced tomatoes.  Also a beaten egg, a very small amount of plain crumbs, chopped onion.  Cumin, chili powder, pepper, some salt, whatever you like.  Sounds terrible, I suppose, but mix it together and what do you get?  Bibbity bobbity boo!

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