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.
Turkey Burger Pitas with Tahini Sauce
Although many cooks consider sauce a condiment or an afterthought, Lisa Richardson developed this recipe around her homemade sauce based on store-bought tahini. Richardson enjoys creating recipes and encourages her 8-year-old daughter to get involved in cooking. "She has her own recipe cards on which she jots down her new dishes," she says. Tahini is condiment that is made from hulled sesame seeds, and it's used in a lot of Mediterranean cooking, as well as traditional hummus. Here, whole wheat pitas hold together a hearty greens, mini turkey burger patties and a creamy, tahini sauce. Think all those delicious, savory flavors of a gyro meet lean protein and sesame spread.