In a showdown between turkey and beef, who comes out on top rack? Historically, turkey has been the underdog (underbird?) of ground meat. But with leaner cuts, less cholesterol, and less saturated fat, turkey has since championed versatile, heart-healthy recipes. From American chili to Eastern-inspired dishes, there are many reasons to join #TeamTurkey in the pursuit of leaner, flavorful meals.
Some are quick to argue that turkey doesn't taste as good as beef. If your family shares this sentiment, try adjusting your spices. Odds are, with the right flavor, nobody will notice the difference. You can test our theory with Ground Turkey Chili with Quinoa. It’s easy to make, packed with lean protein, and chock-full of heart-healthy nutrients. You can use Hunt's® Organic Diced Tomatoes for a more natural, non-GMO take. By the time you top your bowls with avocado and cheese, any picky eaters will be hard-pressed to notice the lack of beef.
This heart-healthy Turkey Tikka Masala is another recipe where shredded turkey works its magic behind the scenes. Here, garlic, ginger, and curry steal the show while Hunt's® Tomato Paste provides a convenient base for the Indian-inspired sauce. This dish is a great way to use your leftover meat from previous dinners. It’s a win-win for everyone (well, everyone except the turkey).
Of course, #TeamTurkey thinks the beloved bird is delicious in its own right. Let poultry take its rightful place center stage with Grilled Open Faced Chipotle Cheddar Turkey Burgers. In this dish, the Worcestershire sauce and chipotle mayo play supporting roles while turkey’s flavor shines. Add some Alexia® Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt on the side, and enjoy a healthier spin on classic burger and fries.
For an entirely different burger experience, try Asian-Style Turkey Burgers. Topped with slaw, these lean patties use soy sauce and Peter Pan® Creamy Peanut Butter for a unique taste all their own. Bet you couldn't do that with beef, huh?
We just scratched the surface on what this adaptable bird can do. Whether you’re cooking Mexican, Indian, burgers, or chili–you can feel creative and confident when subbing healthy turkey into your favorite meat-based recipes.