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Feb 27, 2007 05:15 AM

Favorite Things to do with Ground Turkey

other than meatloaf.

Give me your best.

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  1. Cooking Light online has a wonderful recipe for picadillo that calls for ground chicken - I always use ground turkey instead. Very simple and flavorful - uses bottled salsa, almonds, raisins. V. tasty and good mid-week cooking.

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      1. re: nissenpa

        Just checked out the recipe and I will be making this next week.

    1. I love Königsberger Klopse with ground turkey. It's a German meatball in a lemon, butter and caper sauce that works rather well and lightly with ground turkey. My roommate makes a great turkey chili with a bottle of Trader Joe's salsa verde, beans, onions and cilantro. It's very simple but surprisingly good. Also in a pinch I've been known to make kheema matar (minced meat curry) with turkey, which is equally simple and turns out decently, though I prefer lamb.

      1. Chili made with tomatillos, green chiles, gr. turkey, and white beans (an evolution of something I found on epicurious.
        Turkey burgers, of course, esp. w/brie or gruyere.

          1. re: kare_raisu

            I second the mapo tofu (god, I just love that stuff!) and this soup is very good too:


            1. re: kare_raisu

              Excellent idea kare_raisu, I made it last night and was delicious with less fat. Epicurious recipe plus I added some Shaoxing wine and black vinegar.


              1. re: Mila

                This is such a great dish. I am big on textures and I love the how the silky tofu contrasts against the slightly firmer meat in an unctous, spicy sauce; atop comforting steamed rice. Simply put: You cannot lose with Mabo Tofu.

                1. re: kare_raisu

                  I agree - this is my favorite thing to do with ground turkey. Turns out less greasy than when made with pork too.

            2. Meatloaf, picadillo, meatballs, chili. All come out great with ground turkey. I generally try to mix the 93% lean with extra lean, 99% fat free white breast meat, so the results are not too dry but also as healthful as possible.