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#31 sunbunny

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:37 AM

Same here. I used to cook burgers all the time. Well, I still do, but I use the ground turkey.

Turkey burgers can be quite good -- you've just got to dress them up a little. I like to season the turkey meat with sea salt, black peppercorns, and a little Cholula roasted garlic seasoning. When they're done, I throw on some low-fat spicy guacamole, tomatoes, and green chiles. Pretty damned tasty, and this coming from a guy who loves red meat in all its forms.



Oh, now my family might eat those. They sound great.

I've got my entire family on an eating plan. I don't like to cook, so I'll be damned if I'm gonna cook separate meals - they can eat healthy right along with me.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:42 AM

there's a guy I play indoor soccer with in the winter...he showed up at the beginning of this season and he was seriously half the man he used to be. Said all he really did was cut out red meat and started doing a little running. Bastard!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:18 PM

Steak au poivre - Not healthy but really good.

i recommend having your butcher cut really thick rib-eye and turning those into tenderloin sized chunks.

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Ingredients
4 tenderloin steaks, 6 to 8 ounces each and no more than 1 1/2 inches thick
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup Cognac, plus 1 teaspoon
1 cup heavy cream
Directions

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour prior to cooking. Sprinkle all sides with salt.
Coarsely crush the peppercorns with a mortar and pestle, the bottom of a cast iron skillet, or using a mallet and pie pan. Spread the
peppercorns evenly onto a plate. Press the fillets, on both sides, into the pepper until it coats the surface. Set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil. As soon as the butter and oil begin to turn golden and smoke, gently
place the steaks in the pan. For medium-rare, cook for 4 minutes on each side. Once done, remove the steaks to a plate, tent with foil
and set aside. Pour off the excess fat but do not wipe or scrape the pan clean.

Off of the heat, add 1/3 cup Cognac to the pan and carefully ignite the alcohol with a long match or firestick. Gently shake pan until the
flames die. Return the pan to medium heat and add the cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and whisk until the sauce coats the back of a
spoon, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Add the teaspoon of Cognac and season, to taste, with salt. Add the steaks back to the pan, spoon
the sauce over, and serve.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:32 PM

leave it to Scrum to start throwing around the big words!

That's like the next line in the song.



And as far as dressing up the turkey burgers, throw some sauteed mushrooms/onions into the ground up burgers. Then maybe some good provolone or mozzarella in chunks. Yumz.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

I tried the turkey burgers, they smelled like burning hair on the grill. Maybe fried, but I haven't tried ground turkey since.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:36 PM

Yuck! Looks like the ground turkey may stay in the freezer a little longer.

I have to eat clean for the next 4 weeks. No cheese for me.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:41 PM

Turkey is better in stuff like a meat sauce for spaghetti etc. Chili, sloppy joes, all that kinda stuff. Your kids won't know the difference. I've never had turkey sausage I'm sure that would be good.

Burgers are just too hard to keep juicy. They're not that bad but I don't get the point. I'd rather not eat burgers if I can't have the real thing. Red fatty meat is the only way to go for burgers.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:56 PM

I bought it for spaghetti. I'll probably try it out this week.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:18 PM

I tried the turkey burgers, they smelled like burning hair on the grill. Maybe fried, but I haven't tried ground turkey since.

Ground turkey smells like ass when it's cooking. Not very appetizing.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

Never thought about turkey sloppy joes. I'll have to try that. I like turkey burgers, as long as they are properly dressed - I dress them similar to what Scrum described. I grill them at lower heat to help limit that nasty smell they put off.

I love steak. When I'm home, I grill about once every week or two. When I know I'm going to have guests, I usually start prepping 3 days in advance. My ribeyes are incredibly tender and juicy.