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How often do you cook with Turkey?

I like to cook with ground turkey in replacement of beef sometimes. Its healthier and cheaper most of the time. Last time I went grocery shopping I found 1lb ground turkey for $1.53. :)

I just thought I'd ask because I'm making lunch and fixing hamburger helper cheesy shells but used a lb of turkey instead of beef. I'm not dieting at the moment (I'm pregnant) but its a good way to reduce calories.

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Asked by SalemWitchChild at 1:29 PM on May. 2, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I am just starting to "experiment" ..... I am a BEEF lover and though I love turkey.......ground kind of icks me out. The last time I tried a recipe with it, it really sucked, but my DH said it was probably just the quality I used.

    Answer by Dahis at 1:31 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • other than deli sliced turkey sandwhiches? pretty much once a year around thanksgiving.. I have used ground turkey a few times and didnt care for it

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:33 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • I love it.. we started using it last year and I haven't bought hamburger since.. I just started making meatballs with them too which I love even more too yay!

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:37 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Thanksgiving !!! i dont think i cook it any other time actually

    Answer by PrissyT at 1:38 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Feel free to share any recipes! I'm due any time now but after baby I'll go back on my diet again so I'll check back when I need them.

    Comment by SalemWitchChild (original poster) at 1:38 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • i do not use ground turkey that often because my family is not fond of it. but a couple times a year i will cook a whole turkey, then chop and freeze the meat to use in dishes for the next couple of months.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 1:42 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Yes we use ground turkey/chicken instead pretty often..
    Like you said its an easy way to cut out calories. I usually add in extra herbs to up the taste that its" missing" when cooking with hamburger.

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 1:48 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Tasha what kind of herbs do you use?

    Comment by SalemWitchChild (original poster) at 1:51 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • I use ground turkey all the time--cheaper and fewer calories. I just season it well. I am a big fan of turkey & dressing, but don't fix it much except at holidays. Sometimes I'll order it when I go out, though!

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 2:31 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • about 6 times a year

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:33 AM on May. 3, 2011

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