have you tried ground turkey

@kylanie (1205)
United States
January 30, 2008 7:18pm CST
With me and my fiance trying to lose weight we thought we would try ground turkey instead of ground beef.So when I made sloopy joe's tonight I used the ground turkey and it does not taste that bad.
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8 responses
• United States
31 Jan 08
I have used the ground turkey quite a few times. It takes some getting use to in my spaghetti. I also don't care to try it in my meat loaf either. It is good for the body though. I have to try it in a sloppy joe. What mix did you use to make them?
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@kylanie (1205)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I just used the can stuff.
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• United States
1 Feb 08
I have never minded ground turkey. It really tastes the same as ground beef once you season it up. The only difference is the turkey is less fatty, so it doesn't sit as heavy on your stomach when you eat it. Since I was blessed with a metabolism that doesn't allow me to carry much weight, I don't worry about such things right now, but if it does show later that I'm losing the battle of the bulge, I know what foods to eat lol.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I have never tried ground turkey before but I have seen it in the store. I like turkey but I am not sure if I could actually eat in in place of ground beef. Not sure if it would satisfy my hunger or craving for the beef flavor, is why.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I pulled the switch a couple of years ago on my family and made spaghetti sauce. Nobody noticed! I have also been buying turkey burgers and hubby hasn't noticed that either. These are pretty good and also have veggies in them too! It's a much healthier alternative and also costs less! If you are on a diet, the meat is much leaner so you will be cutting a lot of fat and calories out :)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I use ground turkey alot, especially in tacos, meatloaf and sloppy joes. The family does not seem to notice the difference.
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• United States
31 Jan 08
Turkey burgers are ok. They are a little dry, but if you grill them over charcoal they taste great. Of coarse I try all my meats with A-1 sauce. We have used it in other dishes as well. If you haven't tried it please do.
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@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I have used it but not for something like just a turkey burger. My neice does that but she has but red meat from her eating. I've made lasagne with it, I've made sloppy joe, I've used it in a mix of ground meats to make meatloaf, in a pasta sauce. If it is prepared right and seasoned right it is good. You have to make sure you don't cook it too much or it will dry and not be worth it. What I've used more often is ground deer meat. I am from an area with lots of hunters. I used to bartend. I've gotten deer, squirrel, and bear from the hunters, also gotten trout and shark from the fishermen who came in. Fresh game is also healthy and low fat, you just need a source. Either go hunting or know some hunters.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Ground turkey is great...just has a tendency to be a little dry. Great flavor though