March 12, 2014

Ground Turkey Recipes

I was never a fan of turkey until I bumped into Jennie-O. They have other turkey products but Lean Ground Turkey is one of my favorite. It's because I know I can do a lot with ground meats. I can saute it, fry it, partner it with my pasta and even make my own burger patties! I used to prepare meals with ground pork or ground beef, but now I put turkey into consideration.
Now-a-days, you'd never know how your food was processed. For me, it is important to look at the packaging. With this Jennie-O Ground Turkey, three things caught my attention - Lean, All Natural and 7% Fat. The reason I prefer healthy options these days is not really for me, but for my daughter and husband. The 1.25 lbs. package you see costs not more than $6 at Target. Which is probably not cheaper than the other ground meats but at least I know that it is made from all natural ingredients. With it I was able to make 3 different viands good for 3 people.
 
When cooking with ground turkey, especially this lean one (they also have extra lean), remember that they do not have much fat and you should add more spices to get the taste you want.
 
Sautee garlic and onion. Add ground turkey and cook until the meat is done. Add a little broth. Add potato cubes (you can add carrots too) and raisins. Season with salt and pepper.

Ball-ganisa (Longanisa)
Mix altogether: ground turkey, garlic, a little sugar, salt and pepper . Shape into ball then fry. Better served with sunny-side up.
 
With the remaining ground turkey, I was also able to make spring rolls. I just mixed ground turkey with minced garlic and onion, salt and pepper and added tiny cubes of carrots. I was not able to take a photo though we still have some in the freezer. I will update this post if I remember taking some photo before eating them all up.
 
I cook without measurements, I just do estimates. I do not taste what I cook but I think I do things right because my husband loves them. Or maybe he is not telling the truth! LOL. If you have other ground turkey recipe, please share so I can try them too! :)
  
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I was given the product/s mentioned above to review and was not compensated in any other way.
 Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.

13 comments :

  1. I actually still have a few of their coupons. Am thinking about having a giveaway for them.

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  2. i've never tried ground turkey but willing to try one as long as my housemates would eat it with me.

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  3. I haven't tried turkey meat yet, although I've heard it's delicious and i wish i could try one for that matter.

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  4. I'm not really fan of turkey meat, but my family members loved it especially when I cook it with veggies!

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  5. You're very creative in the kitchen. I can sense you must really love to cook :-)

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  6. not much a fan of turkey but your ground turkey food creation looks appetizing.

    i am so like you, i don't really measure when i cook. :)

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  7. i cook without measurements too, and without cook books, if someone ask me for recipe, i can give the ingredients and preparations, but not the measurement :) haha.

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  8. Great recipes. Same thing we can do with ground pork or ground beef. Its true that chicken or turkey has less fat than pork or beef and it is very versatile. You could probably try to make meat rolls with ground turkey meat. (Just like the Filipino dish - embotido)

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  9. I have never tried ground turkey meat in cooking yet. I do however grind the left over turkey during thanksgiving and make into spread.

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  10. that looks very delicious and healthy to eat too :-) You make me drool as well :-)

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  11. I hope Jenny-O reach our shores here in Davao so that I could try recipes made of turkey and it won't be hard for us to experiment turkey dishes like you just did with Ball-Ganisa. :D

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  12. I love this kind of recipe! Reminds me of my Mom's home-cooked meals!

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  13. I'm not a big fan of Turkey meat. Maybe because I didn't grow up in a place where Turkey meat is easily available. But thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!