View Full Version : Ground turkey recipes?

big Z
04-21-2008, 08:36 PM
lookin for some good ideas for ground turkey. what do you got?

04-22-2008, 06:47 AM
I just made a tasty chili. I used one of those pre-pagaged mix. Basically it was:

2# ground turkey
1 pkg chili powder
1 pkg cayene pepper
1 pkg salt
1 pkg masala flour
2 medium green peppers chopped
2 medium yellow onions chooped
2 bay leaves
1 14 oz can tomatoes chopped
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 8 oz can of water

Brown ground turkey, drain fat.
Add tomatoes, sauce, water, peppers, onions, seasonings (except flour and salt)
Bring to boil
Lower heat, cover
Cook 20 mins, salt to taste
Cook 20 more mins or until peppers are soft
For a thicker chili, mix flour with 1/3 cup of water, mix in well
Cook additional 5-10 mins

Like I said, this was with a pre packaged mix. You can add spices, hotter peppers or whatever. Total cost for the whole thing, about $12 (I had to buy 2 3/4 # of turkey, 'cause all the packages were around 1.4# each. My butcher shop was closed, otherwise I woulda got my meat there.

According to the package it makes six 8 oz portions.

Cooking point: you could probably lessen the cooking time by cooking the peppers and onions before hand. I like to cook my peppers in the sauce, so it takes longer.

It was the first time I made it. Next time, I'm gonna try it from scratch, and maybe add some beans, or more tomatoes, or some hot peppers or whatever. I'm sure there are other recipes on the 'net.

04-22-2008, 08:16 AM
Looks good BG but no gahhhhlic?

04-22-2008, 08:23 AM
Looks good BG but no gahhhhlic?
Sure. Add what you want. I didn't have any fresh, so I didn't use any.

04-22-2008, 08:27 AM
Sure. Add what you want. I didn't have any fresh, so I didn't use any.

I definitely would I was just surprised to see a recipe with none added. I'll forgive you. ;)

04-22-2008, 11:09 AM
I use it to make a "taco" salad. Cookt he turkey with taco seasoning. Add black beans and some tomatoes and let it simmer.....Hook your salad up, use salsa as dressing....Can eat it like that or you can also add fat free shredded cheese and sour cream. I love it...and some tortilla chips if your cheating lol.

04-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Newbie to the forum, what better way to meet people than over food?

I make this alot. You can get 8 portions from one meat loaf.

1 egg, 1 egg white

2 pound ground turkey

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup diced onion

1 cup chopped spinach

2 tablespoons Romano cheese (you can leave out)

Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add everything else, mixing it--your hands are the best tool--until well blended. Form into a meat loaf. Pop in the oven at 424 degrees for about 45min to 1 hour. I use a meat thermometer, when the center hots 180, out it comes.

Per serving: 263 calories, 30g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 13 g fat (5 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 416 mg sodium

04-27-2008, 05:56 PM
1. Get a burrito tortilla
2. add the turkey, and some mozzarella
3. let it cook on both sides
4. ??????

04-28-2008, 08:52 AM
cook up the groud turkey with some olive oil in a pan.
add a can of black beans, and a can of whole new potatoes (each cut into four pieces)
add some spices like ceyenne powder or salt/pepper (whatever you prefer)
cook it up
add about a cup of pizza sauce (just what i had in the cabinet)
..basically just throw stuff into a pan