Pros: Low in fat, mild delicious taste, versatile, priced well, fresh, high in protein
Cons: Some red meat fans may not like the non-greasy mild flavor. But they're missing out!
I watch every fat gram that I eat so it makes sense for me to eat turkey sausage and ground turkey over the fatter types. By far, my favorite brand is Jennie-O Turkey Store. Their lean ground turkey is delicious, healthy, and so low in fat that I can enjoy sausage, meatballs, burgers, and anything else that would normally would be made using beef or even pork. The taste is mild and delicious.
About Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey
An all-natural ground turkey alternative with 65 percent less fat than regular ground beef and no gluten.
More about the product
This ground turkey comes prepackaged. It has a very mild scent and can be crumbled, made into patties, rolled for meatballs, and even made into sausage. I often use it in sauces when I make goulash and I always have my husband grill me a turkey burger rather than a hamburger.
I like that this product is all natural without a lot of extra junk in it. It's naturally lean and versatile.
As far as the stats go, a serving is just about 4 ounces which makes a nice sized burger or a few meatballs. In one serving, there are 170 calories of which 70 are from fat meaning there are 8 grams of fat per serving. That is so much lower than even lean ground beef. There is a whopping 21 grams of protein per serving too which is great for those of us who are trying to eat more protein and less fat and carbs. There is a small amount of Vitamin A, iron, and calcium and 80 mgs of sodium and cholesterol.
The texture is heavy and a bit sticky when raw and patties stick together well. There is very little shrinkage because there isn't much fat in the product to drain off. I like that my burger is the same size cooked as it is raw!
The taste is fresh and mild. If I want to spice things up, I will add chili powder, onion or garlic powder, or any seasoning of my choice. The mild flavor holds onto the seasonings well and that makes whatever I make with this ground turkey tasty and unique.
I buy all of my turkey products from turkey sausage to hotdogs from Jennie-O Turkey Store. In my opinion, their ground turkey and other turkey products are the leanest, the freshest, and the most flavorful of the many brands out there.
While you can tell that you are not eating ground beef or other high fat meats, it only takes a few bites to forget about the greasy stuff and enjoy the goodness that is Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey.
It is priced well and widely available at grocery stores. Based in Willmar, Minnesota, Jennie-O Turkey Store sells its products to thousands of stores in the US and in 27 other countries!
My Final Thoughts
Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey - and everything else made by this brand. I have tried other brands but I always go back to Jenni-O because it tastes better and seems to be leaner. I don't miss greasy burgers or other fatty meats. This ground turkey takes the place of them and keeps my fat intake low while bolstering my protein intake. I have even converted my husband and he's a big red meat fan. I give this product 5 stars. It's my go to ground turkey and it has never failed to live up to the high standards that I have come to expect from Jennie-O!