Lean ground turkey recipes contain less saturated fat and cholesterol than recipes using lean ground beef, making ground turkey more than just a suitable substitute in these delicious recipes--it's the reason to make them. Some cooks worry that using ground turkey will create dry, tough burgers or meat loaves, but that isn't the case. If you've ever swapped lean ground turkey in for ground beef in a recipe, you might've gotten off on the wrong foot by using spices that didn't complement the meat's natural flavors. Our Editors have selected the very best lean ground turkey recipes so that you can enjoy a hearty dinner tonight without any of the guilt.
These savory meat, onion, and cabbage "pies" are also known as runzas. Bierocks originated in Eastern Europe and they are traditionally yeast dough pastry pocket sandwiches with various kinds of savory fillings. In this recipe, ground beef was substituted for a leaner, ground turkey filling, without compromising any flavor. Enclosed in a sturdy, convenient yeast dough, the portable snacks are great for school lunches, picnics, and long car trips. Make an extra batch to freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator. Place foil-wrapped bierocks in a preheated 350° oven for 15 minutes.