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Thread: Ground Turkey Sucks

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    Ground Turkey Sucks

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    So I had a package of ground turkey sitting in the freezer for a while, so I decided to cook it tonight. Despite me seasoning the hell out of it, it tasted horrible. It had a nasty aftertaste too. Never eating that again.

    Maybe it's because I'm used to ground beef and alot of red meat, but it was just not good. I think I'll stick with ground beef, red meats and occasionally chicken for my meat.

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    Feb 2010
    Central NY
    I like ground turkey, as long as I buy it fresh... the pre-frozen stuff I've bought always has a weird texture.

    I can't seem to make good burgers out of it, though, so that honor is reserved for beef and bison. =]
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    Nov 2010
    san Francisco
    gotta mix that up with some spices. Turkey is soooo lean that it needs lots of added fat and some flavorful spices to make it yummy. I like adding fennel, red pepper, dried thyme, S & P, and then fry it in little nuggets in bacon fat. I usually make a mexican salad thing with it, add salsa, avocado, some greens. Bang!

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    Jan 2011
    Oakland, CA
    You've already used it, so this won't help, but I've found the only real way to make it palatable is to mix it with ground beef and/or ground pork and make meatballs or meatloaf. But really, what's the point unless you've got some you need to finish up.
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    yeh i agree, it is gross. i keep giving it a try but it always comes out gross no matter what! ground beef and ground chicken are better.
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

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  6. #6
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    Aug 2010
    Sacramento, California
    None of the following taste disgusting unless you don't have the genes to enjoy them or you have never learned to like them or you have convinced yourself they are disgusting. There are millions of people who like each of these foods.

    Basmati or jasmine rice
    Brussels sprouts
    Dark meat chicken or turkey
    Good bread
    Ground turkey
    Lima beans
    Mashed potatoes
    Pork rinds
    Raw tomatoes
    Stinky cheese
    White meat chicken or turkey
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    Dec 2010
    Ground turkey is one of the few meats my husband will actually eat so I am pretty much stuck with it.
    If you can get ground dark meat instead of breast it is much better. I pretty much only use it for chili.

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    Apr 2011
    The only way I've found that I like it is when I make meatballs and have some kind of tomato sauce with it. Otherwise I'm not a fan.

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    Apr 2011
    I stick to turkey breast roasts. Ground turkey is horrible. Makes me think it's all butt holes.

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    Apr 2011
    Louisville, Ky
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    I like to mix it with either ground lamb or ground pork, then use it for meatballs or taco meat. But I don't like ground beef and it's cheap, so... *shrug*

    Oh, and I have to agree that you have to buy it fresh. The frozen stuff is funky.
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