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.
Southwest Turkey Burgers
With a twist on the classic turkey burger, this Southwestern version provides a spicy surprise and is full of succulent flavors. For the family that loves grilling hamburgers and cheeseburgers, switch things up for a protein-packed, flavorful summer dinner that's leaner than your normal grilling fare. If you're looking for a burger that doesn't pack as much spice for a sensitive palate, simply lessen the amount of peppers, or serve them on the side as a topping. Tip: Dark green poblano chiles have mild to moderate heat; the darker the chile, the more fiery it will be.