Believe it or not I discovered Ground Turkey in an attempt of making motivating training treats for our competitive Agility Dogs.
The better tasting the treat, the harder the Dogs will work. We've been very successful with Our dogs who have been on TV, (AKC Agility Nationals) and
have been very successful as a result of my special treats I prepare for them combined with my Wife's training abilities..
I had started making these as little meatballs for them and realized how good they actually were and decided to try them for ourselves as a substitute
for ground beef.
It turns out that Ground Turkey is much better than Beef Burgers from a perspective of the sheer artery clogging fat content.
This is another facet of the American diet that translates into higher incidents of Heart Disease amongst Americans.
The consumption of Lots of Beef fat in the form of Hamburgers.
The first thing I noticed off hand after working with forming meatballs/patties from the Ground Turkey is that you didn't have that coating of fat on
your hands as you do when working with Beef.
I could actually rinse my hands clean with water after working with ground Turkey, whereas with Beef, I'd need a little soap to get the grease off.
(This is actually the fat that is accumulating and later clogging your arteries Folks.)
I season my Turkey Burgers with Worcestershire Sauce, Egg (for moisture), Garlic Powder, Oatmeal(Binding Agent & great for arteries), White and Black
(Coarse Ground) Pepper. No salt until after cooking where I will sometimes use soy sauce.
Otherwise, I add the salt after grilling/cooking to keep them from drying out during the Grilling.
I use the 85/15% fat ground turkey for grilling. The 97% or Turkey Breast are a little dry if you are cooking over high heat as in grilling.
Here's our littlest Dog yet, She outruns ALL of the other dogs BIG and SMALL fueled by Ground Turkey Treats !
To give you an idea of how fast she is running, She is covering a tightly curved Agility obstacle course of over 100 yards in under 30 seconds even
while being required to pause briefly on all of the none Jump obstacles.
Look at how she is clearing that tire with her left paw while running at full speed.
Touching the tire jump disqualifies you BTW.
Look at her GO !!!
edit on 25-9-2010 by nh_ee because: Added 85/15% Turkey Used...Typos