Jul 27 # 1 of 15
I am serious, I have been using ground turkey in 99% of my recipes that call for ground beef for about 4 years now and the ONLY times that my husband complains about the taste are when I've let it slip that I'm using ground turkey instead of ground beef. The rest of the time, he's blissfully unaware of all the fat I've cut out of his food. :p
It works really well, I think, in stuff like chili, taco soup, and even meatloaf and meatballs. What are your fooled-you-it's-really-turkey fave dishes?
Jul 27 # 2 of 15
Good for you!!! And you are keeping everyone healthier that way!
I like to "hide" chopped spinach in my ricotta filling for manicotti, ravioli, shells, lasagna, etc. Looks like parsley!! And no one knows the difference!
Jul 27 # 3 of 15
I've found the same thing, I've been using ground turkey about 95% of the time and my husband can't tell the difference and really like the taste now.
I been making turkey sloppy joes recently and they are so yummy. A month ago and invited my parents over and my father raved about how good they were, that was before he knew he was eating turkey.
Jul 27 # 4 of 15
I use ground turkey on and off, but I've decided I don't like it as well as I thought I did. I think maybe it's the color. It kind of turns me off while cooking it to see that almost white meat. I guess I would feel the same about ground chicken. I do agree that cooked in recipes, there's not really a discernible difference.
I did notice, however, that the fat content is actually less in the lowest-fat ground beef. Of course, that stuff is expensive.
Jul 28 # 5 of 15
I use lean ground turkey in meals like sloppy joes, stuffed peppers, lasagna, spaghetti, etc where there is a bit of seasoning and sauce, and it tastes great.
I also make a turkey burger by mixing together with the turkey some very finely diced onion, poultry seasoning, and craisins. Use 1/2 tsp of poultry seasoning, 1/4 cup diced onion, and 1 - 2 tbsp craisins per pound of turkey. Form into patties. Grill or pan fry, and serve on a hamburger bun with low sodium stove top stuffing and your favorite vegetable. You can also use poultry gravy instead of ketchup on these burgers.