Monday, February 1, 2010

Is Ground Turkey Better than Ground Beef? - Food -

Is Ground Turkey Better than Ground Beef? - Food - "If a package is labeled 'ground turkey,' what it means is that it can be any combination of breast and leg meat, and even skin. A 3-ounce cooked portion of this kind of ground turkey has about 200 calories and 11 grams of fat. A 3-ounce cooked portion of extra-lean ground beef contains 218 calories and 13 grams of fat, so you aren't really getting reduced calories and fat from using this type of ground turkey.
What you want to look for is a label on ground turkey that says 'ground turkey breast.' This type has 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat for the same cooked 3-ounce portion.
Of course if you use the lean ground turkey, you will lose some moistness and flavor. If you are making turkey burgers, for example, they won't be as tasty as the combination ground turkey. But if you're making chili or something else with a lot of flavor and spices, you probably won't notice a difference."

Last night I decided to make turkey burgers..  I marinated ground turkey with chopped onion, garlic salt, pepper and Teriyaki sauce.. OMG, they were delicious on toast with a little cheese and Olive Oil mayo.... 
My husband loved them!!

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