Ground beef V ground Turkey

@slickcut (8141)
United States
March 18, 2007 9:05pm CST
I do not know who will be interested in his but i would like to call your attention to a new twist away from your regular hamburger?ground beef meat....I have started about two years ago using "Ground Turkey" instead of ground beef....You can season ground turkey just as you do ground beef..I use it in making meatloaf,spagetti & meat,chili,and any skillet dish that calls for hamburger...It has no fat,low calorie and you do not have to give up all your favorite dishes,just use ground turkey rather than ground beef..Rarely do I ever buy ground beef any longer...When using turkey meat,since it has no fat,you cam=n season it with onions,garlic whatever you put in your ground beef..If you fry it to make patties ,you only need to use a very little olive oil in the skillet just enough to spray the bottom so that it does not stick..ground turkey makes awesome hamburgers....It is very inexpensive,maybe 1.39 or less per lb..I always buy it in the roll.I notice it is getting very popular these days,since so many people are trying to keep their weight down...Have you ever tried ground turkey? If not would you try it? if you have ,then how do you like it? any commits?
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
19 Mar 07
That is a tough one. It depends on where you are coming from. I get turkey burger when I go to the store. I usually mix it with ground beef because it makes it easier for beef eaters to accept it. However it isn't always available where I live. I saw it 2 weeks ago. The beef and ground turkey were the same price. $2.89 for the good ground 90% beef. I was amazed that it was so inexpensive. I was shocked when I saw the turkey burger was the same price.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Hi there cool,so thats a toughy huh??? LOL..Well Im in Texas and a lot of people here are getting to where they buy a lot of ground turkey..You can mix it with m hambuger it you like,however if you will get the steak seasoning in the shaker,and put it in your ground turkey,it taste like beef..I fix turkey burgers all the time and no one ever knows the difference...Here in Texas you can get a whole lb for 1.39,and on sale for .99 per lb...it should be a lot cheaper,but as you say it depends on where you are...I use it because it has no fat,and very low in calories...Anyway thank you fo replying to my post,as I reply to yours....Its nice when one of your friends reply's ..........Stay Cool!
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@ArsonCuff (3116)
• United States
19 Mar 07
A place called Natural Cafe sells turkey burgers...or as they call them Gobbler Burger, and that is what I eat when I am there. It is pretty good but not something I would enjoy every day
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
hummmm Gobble burgers. thats cute!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I like both ground turkey and ground beef. Turkey adds some welcome variety to the usual burger. I also like to make white chili using turkey, It's great.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Oh yes i make chili too with turkey ...
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• United States
19 Mar 07
My daughter does all the cooking around here and she replaces all ground beef recepis with ground turkey we think it is a lot healthier than beef and it tastes great also
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
without a doubt it is much healthier and low in fat...Smart daughter you got there!
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I like ground beef better, nothing make a hamburger like beef if it is made with turkey you cant call it a hamburger it is a turkeyburger. wheres the beef!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
LOL thats cute! yes you are so right it would be a turkey burger wouldn't it? hee hee...Oh that little lady that made that saying popular "Wheres the Beef" she was a cute little thing,I use to think so anyway...The reason that commerical got off the air so fast was because that little lady passed away,and i was hoping for her to make more commericals...
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I love ground turkey. Turkey meat is really juicy and I love turkey hamburgers. Although I still love beef, too, I usually only buy turkey meat.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
You sound like me,and yes it is juicy.if you put some steak seasoning in the ground turkey? I use the shaker type,it tastes like beef..I have found it to be low in calories,and fat and way cheaper..I think a lot of people are finding that out cause so many people are buying it now..
• United States
19 Mar 07
I occasionally use the ground turkey. One of my favorite ways is to mix the dry ingredients for stuffing mix into it, the form into patties and fry.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
that sounds like a very good suggestion,I will have to try that....I use steak seasoning also on mine.
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I can say that I have tried ground turkey and it was really good and they say that is more healthy for you then regular ground beef and also less fat but like you say it is more expensive but is it worth it for youre health and body?
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
DId i say it was more expensive? It is far less than ground beef..It is around 1.39 or less for a lb roll...it cuts your meat bill in half...Sorry did not mean to mislead you...You can add steak seasoning as well as onions and anything else you would add to ground beef and it is very good for you...Thanks for you answer...
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I have been using turkey for years, but I have never found no fat...pray tell where did you find it. In fact, we were just discussing making our own ground turkey so that we can get it even lower in fat then we can find in the stores. We make our own sausage and making our own ground turkey would be real easy.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I live in Texas and they sell it at every HEB store,Walmart.and our local grocery..Maybe it is more popular here ,Im not sure.Thank you and hope you can find it somewhere..
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I haven't seen turkey no fat, but 98% fat free at places like Walmart. But even the "unhealthy" turkey is 85% fat free and much cheaper than ground beef at the same percentage. Even the 85% fat free turkey barely leave any fat in the pan, I find that is mainly puts off a lot of water. Even better is organic ground turkey, tastes much better than the stuff you buy in the tube.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I use to use ground turkey instead of beef. But I guess I have gotten really burned out on it and prefer beef again. It is healthy for you though.
• United States
19 Mar 07
I like ground turkey,I just forget it has no oil. I always end up leaving the kitchen. For the phone,door,daughter etc. I tend to burn it or slightly get it smoky. So I don't always buy it. I do try to give up beef as much as possible. so turkey sausages we buy a lot of.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Oh yes i had forgotten about the turkey sausage ,it is also very good..try spraying your skillet with a little olive oil and it won't burn,it has no fat so thats why it sticks....also put some steak seasoning into your ground turkey,it makes a world of difference...
@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
19 Mar 07
Yes...we have tried other ground meats. I do agree with you. I find hamburger meat is too fatty...even though you can get the lean variety. Also..it has become quite expensive here in Ontario. I think that turkey and other lean meats can be substituted and it tastes just great...
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I agree,and thats good advice.thank you
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I love turkey and have actually used it in combination with ground beef for things like chili, specgetti, and lasagna. I do love a nice greasy burger from time to time though and some things just arent the same without beef! I've used turkey mainly because of the price (single mom with 4 growing kids at one time) I try to save where ever I can - when turkey is on sale I'll get 2 or 3 cheap and keep the extras in the freezer.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Oh i love beef too,nothing any better than a nice juicy steak..I have been using the turkey a lot because of the fat content being like zero percent.I have been using Tex-Joy steak seasoning in my ground turkey along with seasoning and it is very good that way,spices it up a bit.I have been cutting back because my husband has diabetes,and he likes it..The price is great too...I agree it is always nice to have some on hand,just in case..
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I use almost exclusively ground turkey in place of ground beef, and prefer the taste now - it also sits better in my stomach. But, the tubes of ground turkey that I buy have a lot of fat, which surprises me because when I cook it there is nothing in the pan to drain, sometimes I even have to add water so it does not burn to the pan. My husband makes a really good turkey burger - it sounds weird but it has chopped granny smith apples, celery, and red onions. he serves it up on a toasted english muffin that is spread with mayonaise and cranberry sauce. It is so juicy and succulent.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
that sound good but i have never tried that.I use steak seasoning in my ground turkey along with onions and celery,and i make patties and we make hamburgers and they are really good.I always spray a lttle olive oil in the skillet so that it will not stick,i think it will stick more than ground beef because of the lack of fat in the meat.I also make meat loaf and i do the meat loaf the same as i do it with grond beef,and it always turns out great..
20 Mar 07
I must admit I have never used ground turkey. I can see that it would be healthier than beef. In the States they have too many additives to beef. Here in the UK, I have never even looked for it. I'll have a look around Tesco when we go again on Friday night. This is one way to cut down on our fat intake.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Good Morning Spiritwolf, ground turkey is plentiful here in the states..a lot of people have turned to it for health reasons and to lower the fat intake.I do hope you can find it in the UK..If tou do,then you use it just as you would ground beef.. add seasoning,and it is good, and healthey.When I make burgers I fix them in patties and sprinkle steak seasoning on them while frying..Just remember that turkey has no fat,so you will need to spray your skillet with olive oil so that the meat will not stick...My family has been much healthier since I started using turkey and we have lost weight while not being hungry,it reduces a lot of fat..If you like sausage,then they also sell turkey sausage and it is very good...I hope you can find it...thank you for your reply...Your dog is beautiful on your avator..
• United States
19 Mar 07
I have not tried ground turkey yet. I do love turkey bacon, but one day I tried the turkey burger patties by Jenny O and it was the worst thing I have ever tasted. I guess that is why I have been kind of scared to try the ground turkey. Also, My hubby. I would have to buy ground beef for him. Ya know how men are.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Oh yes i know how men are LOL..I always put steak seasoning in my ground turkey to fry it for burgers and it makes it tasty and everyone likes it,without the steak seaoning it can be quite bland...
@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I think it tastes different. Not bad, but different than ground beef. I have used it, but wasn't overwhelmed with its superiority. It is a way to rotate my meats, but I still can't eat it daily.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I started using it because my husband has diabetes and after expermenting with it and using steak seasoning it was very good.But i understand what you are saying,itdoes take a while to get use to it...
@gifana (4834)
• Portugal
19 Mar 07
The only time I eat ground meat is when I get nostalgic and go for a Big Mac just to get a "feeling" of home. I use ground up fresh sausages, turkey, and osterich meat in lieu of beef. As you say these are much healthier and can be seasoned to your taste. We also sometimes use ground up soy as a substitute for meat. That doesn't mean I don't eat meat because I do, although lately I have been eating more fish than poultry or meat.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Really? I have never had osterich meat..Is it like chicken? i have to lay off the sauage,to fattening and my husband it diabetic but it sounds very good.thank you for your imput...
• United States
7 May 07
You have to watch though, often ground turkey contains dark meat which is just as high in fat, sometimes more so. If you're looking to cut fat, make sure your ground turkey is all white meat. I don't mind using ground turkey or chicken in chili, sloppy joes, etc. but it's not the same as burger fixed as a hamburger on a bun. When you add sauces, etc. you can hardly tell the difference.