Ground Beef vs. Ground Turkey: For backyard barbecue, your first instinct may be to choose ground turkey rather than ground round. But unless it's made only from breast meat, ground turkey isn't the low-fat option you might think it is. In fact, the calorie and fat amounts in ground round and regular ground turkey are surprisingly close, with the beef at 218 calories and 13 fat grams and the turkey at 200 calories and 11 fat grams. To save calories, go for ground turkey breast, which knocks calories down to 161 and slashes the fat almost in half. Ground Round (3 ounces, pan-browned)
13 grams fat
77 milligrams cholesterol
Ground Turkey Breast (3 ounces, roasted, boneless)
6 grams fat
63 milligrams cholesterol
I use ground turkey breast for things where the flavor difference won't be noticed - casseroles with lots of other flavorings (i.e., baked ziti), and I do have one really good turkey burger recipe that mixes mushrooms in with the turkey meat which makes it very flavorful and moist and still low calorie.
So, you just need to think about your application before you make a choice. Turkey is better for some things, beef for others.
I used it for some nachos on superbowl sunday. yum yum
You should try Ground Boca Burger, that stuff is dam good, with a small can of tomato sauce some spices and a cup or two of whole wheat noodles, to die for.
oh and it has 120cals for an entire baggie, there is only three to a box which sux to no end since i could finish the thing in one day its so good.
Grass-fed ground beef is a lot better for you than ground turkey --
Ground turkey breast is a lot better for you than grain-fed ground beef --
Grass-fed ground beef is higher in omega-3 fatty acids & CLAs by far compared to ground turkey both light & dark meat
Thanks for the info, I was looking to use ground turkey to make sloppy joes, but now I won't. I will just eat less :)
this thread is 4 years old you realize.. right?
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