Ground Turkey: Three Different Ways

There are times when I do get tired of eating foods repetiviely, but that doesn’t mean I run out to a fast food joint or restaurant. I just vary how I’m cooking and preparing the foods that are healthy and on my nutrition plan. Take lean turkey for example… I eat a lot of turkey. I make turkey breast in my slow cooker, turkey cutlets, turkey soup, and several versions of ground turkey. Here are three different recipes for ground turkey:

Turkey Meatballs: 
2lbs ground turkeyground turkey
2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Italian Medley Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
1 egg
Splash of water
Optional ingredients: 1 tsp pepper, ½ tsp paprika

Mix meat, egg and seasonings in a bowl. I add a splash of water to the meat mixture to moisten it up. Using your hands roll turkey into small balls, making sure they’re all about the same size. I usually shoot for about bite size to make eating easy. Place meat balls in large hot frying pan and let cook until underneath starts to brown. Roll meatballs over so they cook evenly. Before removing all the meatballs, remove one and break it open to ensure they’re cooked all the way through.

Spicy Ground Turkey and Peppers: ground turkey 2
2lbs ground turkey
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 onion
1 medium pepper
Splash of water
Optional ingredients: 1 tsp pepper

Mix meat and seasonings together in a large bowl. I add a splash of water to the meat mixture to moisten it up. In a large frying pan sauté one large diced onion and thinly sliced pepper of your color preference in a little bit of coconut oil or olive oil. Remove from the pan when onions become translucent and pepper has softened. Place meat in pan breaking up into medium sized chunks as it cooks. Mix meat, peppers and onions together after meat is cooked.

Turkey Burgers
2lbs ground turkey
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic Salt-Free seasoning blend
1 tsp onion powder
1 egg
Optional ingredients: 1 tsp pepper
Similar the turkey meatballs recipe, but here I’ll form the meat mixture into patties and weigh them. They cook down to about an ounce LESS than they weigh raw. I pre-measure 4.5-5 ounces so that cooked, they’re about 4 ounces each serving.

You can also do turkey meatloaf, although I don’t have the recipe listed here. All these are easy to pack up into meals for the week or heat up quickly for a meal at home. I’ll often make the turkey with peppers and onions and add it other quick dishes like: over top a salad, mixed into other vegetables for soup, in mini egg quiches, topping on scrambled eggs, or other delicious creation you come up with.

If you have other ideas for ground turkey, tell me about it in the comments!