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What would you make for lunch if you had some ground turkey???

post #1 of 24
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I have some ground turkey and I don't know what to make with it? Any Ideas?
post #2 of 24
turley meatloaf sandwhich with lots of gravy

Turkey burgers

turkey meatballs

Turkey chili
post #3 of 24
how about a nice Lasagne Florentine with ground turkey?
post #4 of 24
not really an answer to the original question, but I think nutmeg is a good seasoning for ground turkey dishes.
post #5 of 24
ground turkey kebabs
post #6 of 24
Lettuce wraps.

Marinate the turkey in a liitle soy and shaoxing wine for 15 minutes. Some chopped mushrooms/rehydrated tree fungus would be appropriate but not critical.

Separate some whole lettuce leaves off a head of lettuce.

Stir fry turkey over high heat. When the turkey loses it's pink color add some garlic and be generous with the ginger. Pepper to taste. Finish cooking.

Place some hoisin sauce in the lettuce leaf, and some of the turkey. Fold up the lettuce leaf and eat.

Phil
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post #7 of 24
keema curry using turkey for the meat, with basmati rice.
post #8 of 24
Turkey stuffed crepes with mushroom sauce
Little turkey meatball fricasee
Turkey White Bean Chili
The list is endless
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post #9 of 24
Turkey patties or burgers and any of several versions of turkey-based chile. Fast, easy, inexpensive, filling, and can be made with pantry ingredients.

shel
post #10 of 24
In addition to my response where you started this a second time (note to mod: any chance of combining the two?); how about turkey meatball & vegetable stew.

And don't forget, ground turkey can sub for ground beef in almost any recipe.
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post #11 of 24
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers! You just mince red peppers (I've used pimentos or green bells instead) and green onions, add them to the ground turkey with a little soy sauce, and bread crumbs. Then grill them basting with teriyaki sauce (in a pinch, I've combined a little soy sauce and brown sugar). Grill some pineapple slices, basting with the teriyaki. Then put on a bun and enjoy. There is no need for any condiments as this is so flavorful in itself.

They are awesome on the charcoal grill but I've also used the indoor grill with much success.
post #12 of 24
NOTHING!!!! In my opinion, I hasten to add. Ground turkey has one place for me and thats the bin.
I've tried a bedillion times to make something palatable with the blooming stuff, and each and every time the manky taste of turkey mince comes through.
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post #13 of 24
well bughut, at least you could say substitute it for tofu
post #14 of 24

potstickers

I would make turkey pot stickers with vegetables and a soysauce, vinegar, sesame oil dipping sauce. YUM :)
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post #15 of 24
Hey Andy, At least Tofu in all it's blandness takes on the flavour and colour of the sauce/marinade that you use But when u have gruesome to start with theres no disguising it. I have never ever eaten out and seen Turkey mince in any shape or form on the menu... That tells me something...Maybe I've just bin lucky
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post #16 of 24
Well . . bughut I agree with you
post #17 of 24
Season it for burritos or tacos. The seasonings usually overpower the meat's flavor anyway, so maybe the blandness won't be a big issue. Cook this up ahead of time and store it in the fridge for several meals.

Andy, do you have a keema curry recipe? I've been developing a taste for curries and would welcome another one.
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post #18 of 24
I don't use a recipe but here's one I found and edited:

Keema Curry

4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion chopped fine
1 garlic clove crushed
1 Teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger (I use grated fresh)
1 1/2 lb minced beef (or lamb)
1 tablespoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon hot chilli powder (or skip or use more)
6 tomatoes peeled and chopped
1/4 c raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 5 oz cartons natural unsweetened yogurt
1/2 pint stock

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in pan and fry mince to remove most of
the fat, drain when complete and put to one side ready for the next
stage. Heat remaining oil in a large pan. Add onions, garlic,
ginger and salt and fry until golden. Add meat, tomatoes, garam
masala, chilli powder, tomato puree, one carton of yogurt and some
of the stock to make a dry mixture then simmer for about 1/2 hour
or until meat is tender check regularly if mixture is getting to
dry add more stock, try to aim for a moist curry not sloppy. When
you are ready to serve mix in the rest of the yogurt and serve with
rice and a sweet chutney. You may like some garlic bread or papadams
with it also.
post #19 of 24
On the fly turkey Italian sausage meat sauce. ie., Toast some fennel in some oil in a pan, add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and tomato sauce.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

Big Thanks To Everyone To Who Replied With His/hers Ideas....
post #21 of 24
Not nearly as creative as everyone else's posts, but here is what I do at home.

Turkey Burgers
some breadcrumbs, an eggyolk or 2, fresh chopped parsley, garlic (fresh) and onions to taste) diced or sliced jalapeños (sometimes I just press them in top), and fresh grated cheddar....and pour some worchestershire sauce to keep it moist, salt pepper to taste.

use the left over peppers...for poppers

I have pictures of some I prepared, but it seems to not let me even though I have 5 posts.
post #22 of 24
pastitio, shepherds pie, southwest turkey chili, meatloaf, enchiladas, lasagne,croquettes,empanadas, tetrazzini, ragu, mushroom filling(spicy), jerk turkey burgers...sky's the limit!...just like beef..it will take on any flavorings or marinades beautifully

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post #23 of 24
I'm sort of with bughut - i would definitely not have ground turkey in the first place. I like turkey, but not ground. I suppose a broth could be made with it, ratehr than throw it out.
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post #24 of 24
I made some tacos last night with ground turkey and they were very good.

Phil
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