Ground beef is a staple in most American diets. Burger patties, enchilada filling, and bolognese are favorite dishes featuring mince. Unfortunately, the landscape of beef farming changed dramatically over the last two decades. The increased global demand for ground beef led to the establishment of factory farming methods to increase the production of the favorite food item.
Unfortunately, factory farming methods include feeding the livestock with hormones and antibiotics to speed up growth rates, as well as prevent outbreaks of disease. These chemicals end up in the meat we eat. Maybe it’s time to look at an alternative to ground beef for the sake of your health and that of your family.
Ground turkey is an excellent option as a replacement in your recipes. There isn’t anything you can do with beef that you can’t do with turkey. Our team of gourmet chefs put together these 15-super quick recipes to give you an idea of what’s possible.
1. Turkey Burgers with Fresh Slaw
This recipe is so good that you’ll never crave another in-and-out ever again. Our turkey patties are juicy and bursting with flavor.
1-lb. Ground turkey
8-oz. Red cabbage, cored and sliced thin.
1-red Gala apple, cut into thin slices
1-jalapeño, seeded and sliced.
1-tablespoon red wine vinegar
3-tablespoons fresh lime juice.
1-tablespoon raw honey.
Crushed Himalayan pink salt and cracked black pepper.
1-tablespoon red chili paste.
1-tablespoon soy sauce.
1-tablespoon grated ginger.
2-tablespoon coconut oil.
4- fresh whole-wheat buns, lightly toasted
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lime juice, honey, with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the apple, cabbage, and jalapeno slices – toss to cover.
In a large mixing bowl, add the soy sauce, chili paste, and ginger – stir to combine. Add the onion then stir in the ground turkey. Mix with your hands to combine and then form 4 patties ¾-inch thick.
Place a skillet over high heat and add the coconut oil. Toss on the patties and sear on each side for 30-seconds to lock in the moisture and flavor. Fry for an additional 4 to 5-minutes on each side after searing. Spread a touch of mayonnaise on the buns and add the burger. Top with the slaw and serve warm.