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Ground Turkey Recipes

Danimal n Hustler May 29, 2007 10:10 PM

We started experimenting with ground turkey and made mini turkey burgers and turkey loco moco. Although they were good, the meat was a little dry. I'm thinking next time use some butter for extra flavor and texture.

Does anyone have any good advice to make the meat a bit more juicier? Or just good ground turkey recipes and ideas?

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    mojoeater RE: Danimal n Hustler May 29, 2007 10:17 PM

    Butter=Good. Here's a link from yesterday with a bunch of recipe ideas: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/40561...

    1. jinet12 RE: Danimal n Hustler May 30, 2007 10:43 AM

      A friend of mine raves about his turkey burgers...He mixes them with salsa verde, then fries them in a skillet...They are very moist, so to help them stay together he puts a lid directly over the burgers (not the pan), while they are browning on the first side, then removes the lid to flip them over, then finishes them without the lid...

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        laurendlewis RE: Danimal n Hustler May 30, 2007 11:01 AM

        Cook's Illustrated rec'ds putting ricotta (and maybe chopped onion also?) into turkey burgers.

        I use ground turkey for everything - burgers, sloppy joes, tacos, meatloaf, etc etc. Anything that calls for ground beef can use ground turkey.

        1. hannaone RE: Danimal n Hustler May 30, 2007 11:14 AM

          you can:
          Add some bread crumbs moistened with chicken broth.
          Add some of your favorite meat sauce.
          Add some tofu.

          1. thunderbug84 RE: Danimal n Hustler May 30, 2007 11:16 AM

            I made turkey burgers the other day and they were moist and really good. All I did was add some worcestershire sauce (which helps with the moisture issue), chopped onions, fresh cilantro, s&p, a little bbq sauce (again, good for the moisture) and some sriracha chili sauce for a little kick. I seared them in a cast iron pan to give them a nice outside and finished them off in the oven. They'd work great on the grill too (they kept together really well), but it was raining when I made them. My boyfriend really doesnt like ground turkey (esp light meat) but they got rave reviews!

            1. Honey Bee RE: Danimal n Hustler May 30, 2007 11:36 AM

              My mother-in-law makes this:
              Brown one pound ground turkey with salt and pepper, a teaspoon of cumin, half a chopped onion and about a tablespoon of garlic. Add one can chopped green chiles and one large can rinsed and drained black beans. Simmer.
              Spoon into tortillas, top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and diced avocado.

              1. Davwud RE: Danimal n Hustler May 30, 2007 01:12 PM

                If it's recipes you're looking for, I'll quite often fry some up in the morning with some chili seasonings/fixin's to make healthy breakfast burritos.

                DT

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