I use it in place of ground beef for every recipe I can find. Sometimes I add a bunch of seasonings to it (garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary) and make it into a sausage or meatball. I also like to make fresh salsa with lots of cilantro, mix a bunch of it up in the ground turkey and make burgers (with a little bit of cheese in the center)...
Cheetopuff (love your name!).
One of my favorite meals is to just cook the ground turkey up with LOTS of italian spices and put some canned tomatoes (also with italian spices or chilies), and mushrooms. Mix this all together and put it on top of spaghetti squash. It's almost like having spaghetti and it is really filling. You can use the ground turkey exactly like you would use ground beef. It's a little stickier so I usually have to wet my fingers when I'm mixing spices and making it into patties, or put between sheets of waxed paper. I love it and buy it all the time! Enjoy !.
I like to make meatloaf. I start with the ground turkey, then add one tablespoon of taco sauce, one egg white, 5 grams of grated parmesan, onion powder, garlic powder and salt. I shape it into a meatloaf 'cause I don't have a mini loaf pan and then spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of ketchup on top. I bake at 400 for about 40 minutes. It's yummy...
You can make turkey kebab's:.
1 lb ground turkey.
1/2 of a small diced onion.
1tsp crushed garlic.
1tsp ground ginger.
1 tsp salt.
1tsp Indian curry powder..
Mix together until everything is pretty well distributed. Make 6 large fat snakes (make six balls and then roll them into fat snakes) and put them on skewers. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees until done (about 20 minutes).
You are allowed 5-7 oz depending on how lean the turkey, so eat the kebabs accordingly...
I make bbq turkey meatball. I season the turkey the same way I would ground beef. I make them into balls and drop them into boiling water.
When they're done, they will float to the top.
I don't like to use too much in the way of condiments so I cover the bottom of a tupperware dish with a few tablespoons of bbq sauce, add the meatballs and roll them around to get some sauce on them.
I hope you enjoy the receipe. Let us know how it taste...
I love making my taco salad - I cook 5 oz of ground turkey in taco seasoning and then mix it with salad greens and throw in tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers, mix it all up and sprinkle fat free cheddar (normally only a tablespoon) and throw it into the microwave heat it up for 50 seconds and oh it taste soooo delish!..
I actually had this idea of making myself a turkey burger...no bun of course. Mix it with a tablespoon of bbq sauce to give it a kick, and then grill it. Then put some sauteed onions and mushrooms ontop of it. Just an idea..
These are all great ideas! I have become hooked on ground turkey because I work late and come home tired and it cooks FAST! It's my new fast food LOL..
Tonight, Im sauteeing 5 oz. with a small amount of onions and throwing in grateed zucchini and yellow squash for a one-dish meal. I'll top it with low fat grated cheese..
By the way, the turkey I buy is MUCH lower in fat and calories than what Medifast lists under their lean and green menu. So I entered it into my personal foods list... it's only 120 cals for 4 oz...
Gatita, I was wondering that too. I buy 97% lean ground turkey breast. Since the list gives the info. on 4 oz. is that the amount we're allowed, or since it's turkey breast, can you eat a larger portion? Does anyone know?.