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.
This Latin-inspired meal is traditionally made with ground beef, but ground turkey proves to be a healthier substitute without sacrificing any flavor. Picadillo is popular in both Spain and Cuba. Traditionally, raisins are added for sweetness, and olives are added for a salty and savory kick. Instead, we've traded olives for salty capers and opted for golden raisins for a vibrant flavor. Quick and easy to make, in just under 30 minutes, this exotic dish is sure to become a dinnertime favorite. The family won't be missing out on red meat, as the ground turkey is loaded with protein for that same hearty, beefy flavor.