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@marciascott (25554)
United States
April 30, 2009 12:26pm CST
I have some Turkey Burger I usually don't use it, but I figure i will use it with my Chili, I have it i the Rrig, It has been in the Frig for 4 dys is it ggod to use, it doesn't smell? You think that it is spoiled, or thse of you who use Turkey hamburger, I don't know so I am asking? Do you use Turkey Burger?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
30 Apr 09
It it has been frozen solid and you were thawing it in the fridge, then I would think it would be ok. If not, I would not use it after about 2 days. Be careful with turkey. It goes "over the hill" quickly.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I meant to say ground turkey, I made my Chili, and it turned out great! I even put some corn in it. It was very good, I think I might start buy Ground Turkey. All you do is season it real good.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I use ground turkey all the time. When making chili, I actually prefer it. My family can't tell the difference, it costs less and it's lower in fat. As long as it doesn't smell, it should be ok.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
thanksthat is what I say, I will be using the Ground Turkey, Thanks it doesn't stink, I will trust your Judment, I will come back and tell you what it tastes like, I know you know what it tastes like but I am going to tell you if I like it or not when I make the Chili. Ok, I will chat later, going on an Interview.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
It was so good! I will start buying ground turkey, you convinced me to use it, it was nothing wrong with it. I even put some corn in my Chili. My Husband liked it too. I told him I will buy it from now on.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 May 09
If you have any leftovers, it makes great chili cheese burritos, or chili mac'n cheese. That's what I usually do with leftovers if there isn't enough for another meal. If you're interested, I've been experimenting with turkey burgers. My husband swore he would never eat them...lol. They were good, and he thought it was hamburger. Let me know and I'll send you a message with what I did. For me using turkey is a no-brainer. Ground turkey is under $1.50/Lb, lean hamburger is $3 to $4/Lb. Let me know about any good recipes you find or make up too, ok?
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I have never used turkey burger before. As far if its good, that depends on a few things. Is it in a sealed package, was it thawed from frozen or bought fres ground. Does it have a fresh date on it? You can always call te store and talk to the meat people and ask them. My motto is "when in doubt, throw it out". If your not sure that the meat is good, throw it in the trash, nothng is worth taking a chance and getting food poison.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
It smells ok, I don't think ir will spol as fast as Pork meat.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Ground Turkey.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I don't use turkey burger but my general rule of thumb is to use fresh meat within three or four days. If it looks OK, isn't slimy and doesn't have an odor I would go ahead and use it today. Otherwise throw it out.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Ground turkey, it was good in the Chili.
• United States
1 May 09
i've used ground turkey in place of ground beef it is much healthier
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 May 09
yes, I know this for sure, but we have to get use to eating it.
• United States
1 May 09
I would question it definatly not use it if it was in the lower portion of the fridge & not the freezer. I use ground turkey meat except I buy mine in the rolls, it's cheaper than ground hamburger and it's supposed to be better for you so it's a WIN-WIN for us :0)
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 May 09
That is right, It is good for you. I try to gve Husbsnd smoe of the ground Turkey, and made some Chili, he didn't eat it all, maybe I should've told him what it was?
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
1 May 09
Nope, I don't eat meat.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 May 09
I can't do without it really, that is the last thing I eat on my plate.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
1 May 09
I got some ground turkey and I divided it up and put it in the freezer. I usually take it out and use it in two days. However five days is the max. so you should use it up today. It does make very good chili. I made up a chili recipe using ground turkey, half a can of plum tomatoes, chopped onion, chili powder, and chili peppers, cilento, a little lime, and kidney beans - just enough beans to make it all right, not like the kind we bought which was too much beans. I do not follow a recipe exactly, but i made enough for two hungry men or three not that hungry. I hope your chili's good.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 May 09
Oh Wow, it was so good, I even put some corn in it. I like to experiment, It doesn't taste bad at all I don't usually buy it but I am going to start to buy it, My husband is a diabetic so it is best to buy it. It is more healthier for you.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
30 Apr 09
i use fresh ground turkey and when i buy that or ground beef in those more than 1 pound packs i have the butcher cut the package in half, if there is 1 peice of brown inbetween the nice red meat they can keep it, they always put fresh meat around the older meat just to get rid of it. everything in the front or on top is going old, do alittle diggin and get to the back or bottom of the stacks of meat, thats where they hide the new stuff, also veggies and fruit. hey when in doubt throw it out or do ya have a pet ? give it to them, just make sure it's not rotten, a little old but not rotten. buon appitito. oh i just love chili !!!!!!
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
My Chili came out wonderful. I will use ground Turkey from now on.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
30 Apr 09
My theory is... when in doubt...dump it. Better safe than sorry over a couple bucks.....and I am a penny pincher! So for me to say that...says something! I don't throw away much without just cause! But food poisoning is very much just cause! Couple dollars for the meat or couple hundred dollars for the emergency room/doctor fee? I have found in my chili makings...there has to be a certain amount of "grease" in the chili for it to hav that best flavor... I use 80/20% and it is so good! I tried the 90/10% and the 95/5% beefs and the chili was so dry, I could hardly swallow it and the flavor was so horrible...I dumped the whole 2 pounds! It was that bad! I tried hamburgers with that same kind of ground beef and again, dumped it. The burger..even with the condiments...was so dry I could hardly swallow it. But you can't take out a major ingredient and expect the dish to be really good. Yes, you can get used to it and decide it'd be better for your health if you did... but no more than I make chili - once every 6 weeks or so and never in the summer...I'll take the calories and all then and skimp on something else. My point... turkey burger doesn't have the flavor and consistancy beef does so don't look for it to have the flavor you are associating with chili. Let us know how it turns out!
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
it was very good nothing was wrong with the Ground Turkey that is what I meant to say, Ground Turkey.
• United States
30 Apr 09
I use ground turkey n place of ground beef in a lot of recipes including tacos and meatloaf. Is it the kind in the sealed plastic packaging? If so, then just check the use by date. That type of ground turkey actually keeps longer than ground beef, don't know why. If it's not that kind, and you have a good sense of smell, take a big wiff, if it's turning it will have a tainty smell, also, touch it, if it feels slimy, it has gone south (feeling wet is OK). If you have a cat (they can eat raw meat), offer it a little piece, I've fund that the cats will eat god raw ground turkey, but will turn up their noses at it if it's not "fresh" (and they have a much stronger sense of smell than we do). I'm poor, we cannot afford to waste food around here, so I'm pretty good at judging when something can be saved and when it's gotta go. Is it still pink? Or has it gotten that grey/green tint? Pink is good, discoloration is bad.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Apr 09
That I don't like to watse food either, i will even put it in the Fresser and save it for another day!
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
3 May 09
if it doesn't smell it should be good, did you use it how did it come out?