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Feb 16, 2005 09:22 AM

ground turkey?

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Any good ideas to use up a pound of ground turkey? Specifically seeking dishes that aren't burgers, loaf, or tacos. TIA.

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  1. like a stroganoff dish? Cook mushrooms and onions separately, then cook ground turkey, add thyme/rosemary, some red wine, then add back in shrooms and onions, beef broth, and sour cream when youre ready to serve - serve with egg or no yolk noodles...

    1. Empanadas - ground turkey mixed with onions, garlic green olives, paprika and raisins, encased in dough - these freeze well.

      Ravioli filling.

      This recipe is one I have been wanting to try for a while


      1. Epicurious has a Turkey Chili with White Beans. Search for it.

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        1. re: TFF

          i did this once in an attempt to use whatever was in the fridge & cabinets. i had garbanzos though. i also had some chipotle/adobo too. i don't particularly like any non-beef chilis, but this turned out great. the kicker came several months later when i saw Rachael Ray make a similar chili on tv. i suddenly became embarassed about my having made that chili, and have only now been able to talk about this publicly.

        2. How about spaghetti sauce?

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          1. re: twinmommy

            I have substituted ground turkey for ground beef in both spaghetti sauce and chili and found that it has woked quite well in both cases.

          2. 1) Stuffed Cabbage

            2) Texas Hash

            Number 2 is made with the following ingredients...

            1 lb. ground meat (turkey in your case)
            1 medium onion, diced
            1 or 2 green bell peppers, diced
            1 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes including liquid
            (used to be 16-ounce can)
            cayenne pepper to your taste
            1/2 cup uncooked rice
            salt and ground black pepper to taste

            Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

            Brown the meat in a skillet, discard excess fat, and remove meat to a ceramic casserole dish with a cover.

            Add the onion, bell pepper, diced tomatoes and liquid, cayenne, rice and seasonings to casserole. Make sure the rice is cover with other ingredients before covering the vessel. DO NOT add water because onion and peppers will release liquid during cooking.

            Place the covered casserole in the oven and cook for 50-60 minutes. Stir before serving.

            Voila! You have a delicious dish that is easier to make than stuffed peppers.

            If you like this dish, you may start tweaking the recipe to your liking. I sometimes add sweet paprika, and celery.

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            1. re: ChiliDude

              Always looking for easy to make dinners- that sounds great and it's going on my menu for next week.