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Foreigner
05-16-2007, 03:36 PM
I had 2 of them today on a whole wheat bun with grilled mushrooms and onions. They were really good, but they seemed "fat". Is that possible? I usally think of turkey as being extremly lean.

Crazymix
05-16-2007, 03:38 PM
I had 2 of them today on a whole wheat bun with grilled mushrooms and onions. They were really good, but they seemed "fat". Is that possible? I usally think of turkey as being extremly lean.


I Believe that they are?

heyzeus909
05-16-2007, 03:39 PM
Ground turkey can have as much fat as ground cow.

Ground cow, on the other hand, isn't always as lean as ground turkey.

(either way, I'd go for the cow...but that's just me).

Foreigner
05-16-2007, 03:41 PM
I grilled them till they were well done, I think i'm fine.

Blahzay128
05-16-2007, 03:42 PM
It really depends.....I use Ground Turkey a lot when I'm cutting...but I make sure that it is 99% fat free. On the other hand, I'm sure you can go out and get a turkey burger that is relatively high in fat.

rookie13
05-16-2007, 03:46 PM
the frozen turkey burgers i have (by Jennie-O) have

5g fat (1g saturated)

32g protein

0 carbs


:)

bababullshat
05-16-2007, 04:05 PM
the frozen turkey burgers i have (by Jennie-O) have

5g fat (1g saturated)

32g protein



Those burgers are 13% fat, which is not good, but better than the standard ground beef burgers.

There are several forms of ground cow that are lower in fat. I have seen ground beef with fat contents of 10%, 8%, 7%, 5% and 4%.

I have seen ground turkey from 15% to 1% fat.

Personally, I prefer the 4% ground beef to any of the ground trukey ones.

siamesedream
05-16-2007, 04:07 PM
Yup, as everyone said, ground turkey is often more fatty than ground beef.

Turkey sucks. Kill your cows, eat your beef.

skinnyboipgh
05-16-2007, 04:10 PM
Regular ground turkey has fat & skin thrown in & may have 15% fat or more, that's more than a lot of grades of ground beef.

sportyhp
05-16-2007, 04:32 PM
i buy ground turkey breast which has much less fat and cook that up

Foreigner
05-16-2007, 09:43 PM
How do you know if it was fat or not? I had some of the left over and the meat was actually pretty dry, dry enough to have to wash down with water with any condiments like mustard/ketchup.

heyzeus909
05-16-2007, 09:54 PM
How do you know if it was fat or not? I had some of the left over and the meat was actually pretty dry, dry enough to have to wash down with water with any condiments like mustard/ketchup.

It's probably because the original poster said the following:


...they seemed "fat". Is that possible? I usally think of turkey as being extremly lean.


Oh wait! You ARE the original poster!

Yeah, I got confused right about post #4 of this thread. Maybe you should define what you mean by "fat". I think that would help.

Disko
05-16-2007, 10:30 PM
theres Ground Turkey and then theres Ground Turkey Breast the breast one has less fat.

Foreigner
05-16-2007, 10:52 PM
I ment, it just felt greasy. Not sure if that would make it "fat". The left over didn't feel very greasy like I said. I'm just paranoid!

King_Marmoset!
05-17-2007, 07:03 AM
When I buy ground turkey, there is "lean" and there is "extra lean". The lean stuff is much, much fattier. You can tell the difference visually because "lean" is pinkish and "extra lean" is virutally white.

Per 112g per serving there is 1g of fat in the "extra lean". That is good stuff!

swimmer32
05-17-2007, 11:05 AM
The turkey burgers that I buy are 99% fat free I believe. I love them, I think they taste great. It's not the same as sinking your teeth into a nice, big, juicy hamburger, but it's close enough!

Always check the ingredients. I see a lot of food in the store that looks healthy, but the ingredients tell a different story...

Bronkko
05-17-2007, 11:32 AM
I have turkey burgers at least once a week. ACME sells a lean ground turkey. 4oz= 22g P and 8 gm fat. i generally will have two at dinner on potato rolls.

claycat
05-17-2007, 11:43 AM
I have turkey burgers at least once a week. ACME sells a lean ground turkey. 4oz= 22g P and 8 gm fat. i generally will have two at dinner on potato rolls.

The ground turkey and ground chicken I buy have different levels of fat posted on the front of the package. The fattier versions have ground skin in the mix (thats what the butcher told me) the leaner has no ground skin in it.
Read the packages for the leanest choice. I like the ground chkn. better.

erica514
05-17-2007, 12:10 PM
I get all my meat from a local butcher...they have turkey patties with and without skin, so obviously I go for the ones without! They are soooooooooooooo good! I add my OWN fat, by cooking them in a tiny bit of EVOO. lol