I decided to try some ground turkey Meat Loaf. With no holds barred, the cheapest ground turkey I could find. I used some Carolina brand turkey from Sav A Lot. I used this recipe, Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf. I did not expect much. I expected my picky brother to turn his nose up at it.
I was pleasantly surprised. It IS really good! Basically, it’s some crackers, egg, ketchup, shredded cheese, and a dash of worcestire. Click the link for the full recipe, which I only loosely followed. By cracky, it was really good, and the price was right at $2 for two rolls of ground turkey. Yeap. Even my brother liked it, he said “that was really good!”
It was similar to Hamburger based Meatloaf. The body was meaty.. with a hint finer texture than ground beef. The consistency was like beef- very uneven and not artificial. The pink ground turkey is very wet, it does not form easily like ground beef. The sharp shredded cheese mixed in with the turkey gave a nice sharp flavor to it. It does not generate lots of grease like hamburger can. Healthy- and cheap.
Turkey burgers are good, but they are NOT like hamburger. I do not think you can get a turkey burger to taste like hamburger. The patties are tasty in their own right. It is a mild, meaty taste, but it is not like turkey that you roast for thanksgiving, not at all.