Here's what I do with ground turkey other than making a burger out of it. I love casseroles and this recipe does satisfy my casserole cravings..
Combine 7 oz of cooked ground turkey that has been chopped rather finely with 2-3 Tablespoons salsa. Heat until warm. Steam or boil cauliflower until very well cooked. You DO NOT want this crisp, but rather well cooked so you can mash it either with a fork or with an electric mixer. You can add salt, pepper and Molly McButter as you mash. You will get something that looks like mashed potatoes. Top with turkey/salsa mixture and enjoy...
Hey! That sounds good! Will give it a try!.
My only problem is having to buy a whole head of cauliflower - the packaged stuff never seems up to snuff. Drat that supermarkets don't think about people who need to cook for one..
BTW/FYI - I saw in another post, that unless the ground turkey was "fat-free", one could only have 5 oz because of the fat content..
Light Traffic: Thanks for the heads up on the fat free turkey. I'm going to check this out with Nutritional Support because I eat a lot of ground turkey..
Regarding having to buy a whole head of cauliflower, have you seen the small heads that are purple or green? We have a year-round farmer's market here (it's really just a supermarket) that is carrying these. They are much, much smaller than the normal white ones and the color does not affect the taste. Be on the lookout for those if a bigger cauliflower purchase puts you off. Don't use the frozen stuff. Too soggy..
Also, cauliflower keeps for quite a while in the fridge if it is put in an airtight container...
RE Nutrtional Support - I think the post on ground turkey I saw was from them in response to a question re why only 5 oz od ground, but 7 oz of "regular", but would be good to verify..
Yes - have seen the "green" cauliflower heads - another adventure to try!.
FYI - just bought some Evert-Fresh Vegetable bags - they are supposed to keep veggies almost forever in the fridge - you can read more here:.
I have added Italian Seasoning to ground turkey (white meat, no skin) , made it into patties and cooked it in a pan sprayed with pam. It tastes almost like sausage...
Thanks for the input - methinks ground turkey definitely needs seasoning - to me it tastes nothing like the turkey white meat that I like. Perhaps the all-white-meat ground turkey would be better - if I can find it..
Anyone out there have a brand name or two?.
Not in the microwave but I have had sausage patties as my L & G breakfast sometimes. Just cook and weigh out 5 ounces. Save the rest in the freezer. Sometimes I'll just eat 3 to 4 ounces and cook egg beaters for the remaining of my L & G. Makes me feel like I'm having a "normal" breakfast.
Here is the recipe:.
1 pound ground turkey.
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.
3/4 teaspoon salt.
1/2 teaspoon dried sage.
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, ginger, salt, sage, cayenne pepper, and black pepper until well blended.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Form the turkey sausage into patties, and fry until browned on both sides, and no longer pink in the center. This should take about 15 minutes...
I find the all white no skin turkey at Super Wal-Mart...
No such entity where I live; just Shop Rite and Stop and Shop - I will look harder there..
1# Pkg of Honeysuckle ground white turkey.
2 teaspoon dry onion flakes.
1/4 teaspoon salt.
1/4 teasooon dry mustard.
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce.
3 Tablesoon Heinz "One Carb" Ketchup( use to top Meatloaf).
4 pkg Cream of Chicken Medifast ( or other Medifast Cream soups).
1 can Ro-tel Tomatoes (drained).
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper.
1 egg (beaten)You could use egg white to reduce the amount of protien.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Bake in loaf pan at 350 degree for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
1/4 of loaf would count as your lean, the bell pepper would be counted as part of your green , and the sougp would be one Medifast meal for each serving of meatlos...
I made taco wraps with ground turkey last night.
7oz fat free ground turkey browned.
A dash of taco seasoning to taste.
1oz fat free cheddar cheese.
2 cups romaine lettuce.
1/2cup diced tomatoes.
I used the whole romain leaf and wrapped the turkey, cheese, and tomatoes. Really tasty and incredibly filling..
Thanks for another option - sounds good!.
(At this rate I may be eating ground turkey forever - LOL!).
Those Taco wraps sound really good. But aren't we only supposed to have 5oz of groud turkey and if we have cheese aren't we supposed to take that out of our protien? I've only been on Medifast for 2 weeks so I am still learning and just wanted to make sure I have my facts straight...
I just made a really easy recipe in like, 5 minutes with 7% fat ground turkey (really lean but I like it better that way).
7 oz ground turkey.
1/4 cup low sodium tomato sauce.
Garlic powder and taco seasoning to taste.
Low fat monterey jack cheese.
All in a skillet with a little water and it was awesome..would be even better if id had white onion and diced tomatoes!..
Hi melkiser07 and Tracie74!.
Tracie74 - the 5oz is for ground turkey; the 7oz is for fat-free ground turkey. Two brands are Honeysuckle and Shady Brook Farms, both put out by Cargill. Not sure on the cheese..
Thanks, melkiser07, for that quick and easy - sounds good! Added it to my list of "trys"..