If you want to make burger patties or any dish that requires ground meat, but you still want to be a better alternative to ground beef or pork, Butterball ground turkey is the right one for you. It is fresh, organic, and tender. Even though it sounds pretty perfect, and it really is, I have come to the conclusion that with a few simple tricks, you can make it even better.
Read on for the foolproof, simple ways to up your ground turkey game! No disappointments, guaranteed. So, how to make Butterball ground turkey better?
Seasoning is the first step when you want to upgrade the flavor of whatever it is you are cooking. It’s a simple and effective way to up the flavor and turn a dull dish into a delicious feast. When it comes to Butterball ground turkey, feel free to mix and match and experiment with seasonings.
Butterball ground turkey is very gentle-flavored, making it the perfect foundation for seasoning. I usually add garlic powder, salt, and pepper, but you can add whatever you think would fit well in your meal.
No matter how delicious you make your Butterball ground turkey mixture, you can still mess it up if you cook it too aggressively. Ground turkey is fragile, and it needs a gentle approach to be cooked properly.
If you fry it, do so in a non-stick pan at medium heat. If you bake it, make sure it has enough fat and moisture surrounding it so that it doesn’t dry up and lose flavor and juiciness.
It is always a good idea to add some cheese, olives, scallions, grated garlic, or some chopped peppers when preparing your Butterball ground turkey. These additional ingredients will boost the flavor of the meat and make a little texture play.
I love my butterball ground turkey mixed with a few crunchy pepper chunks combined with juicy, gooey cheese. Trust me; you will enjoy it. You can also combine flavor boosters with amazing seasoning!
Marinating is one of the best ways to make your Butterball ground turkey taste better. It will not only add flavor, but it will also tenderize the meat, making it soft and juicy. Just pour your marinating mixture over the ground turkey meat and let it do its magic.
I use whatever I can think of as marinade, so whatever you decide goes. My favorite marinade is definitely garlic water, but you can simply mix oil and spices, and you’ll have the perfect marinating mix.
Up the Fattiness
Although irresistibly delicious, sometimes Butterball ground turkey can be a little dry because turkey meat is naturally lean. In this case, you can add some melted butter to the mix, some oil, or mix it with fattier ground meat, such as ground beef or pork.
Have you already tried any of these methods? Which one do you like the best? Tell me all about your ground turkey-cooking process in the comments below!
Butterball Ground Turkey Stir Fry
- 1 pack Butteball Extra Lean Ground White Turkey
- 1 whole Onion
- 1 Red Bell Pepper (Large)
- 6 Celery Sticks
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Black Ground Pepper
- ⅔ tsp Italian Seasoning
- Salt to Taste
- 1 ½ tbsp Olive Oil
- Dice the onion, bell pepper, and celery sticks. Mix the seasoning into the meat.
- Heat your skillet over medium heat, and add olive oil. Wait for it to warm up for about 30 seconds.
- Add the onions, and let them sweat. When the onions start looking glassy, add the other veggies and the ground turkey. Crumble up the turkey.
- Cook at medium heat stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until the turkey is no longer pink. The temperature on the meat thermometer should be 165 °F.
- That's it! You can serve your ground turkey over rice, in tacos, or go and wrap some burritos. Enjoy!