I’ll just come right out and say it: I hate ground turkey.
Every bodybuilding Web site and magazine sings its praises and provides you with hundreds of so-called “delicious” recipes. I’m a good cook and there is nothing I can do with ground turkey that doesn’t make me want to go all Linda Blair a la The Exorcist.
Today’s attempt was ground turkey burritos. I seasoned the meat with sauteed onions, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, black pepper, and cumin; then I added a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and Frank’s. Once the turkey was cooked, I added some sliced red bell peppers and a can of black beans to the mix. I wrapped up the turkey mixture with a tablespoon of light cream cheese, some grated cheddar, a dollop of 1% sour cream, a spoonful of medium, chunky salsa, and a dash of Frank’s, all in a whole wheat and flax tortilla.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, it wasn’t. The turkey-taste was insidious, there was no denying that I had used turkey meat as the staple ingredient.
The last time I made an attempt at ground turkey, I made a turkey meatloaf with a homemade ketchup on top. It was intolerable and I ended up heaving over a garbage bag after a few bites.
You should know that I’m not picky–I eat a wide variety of meats, fruits, and veggies; I am excited to try new recipes and there are very few foods I won’t eat. However, it seems that ground turkey is my limit. I will eat foie gras or pate or marrow; I will enjoy all manner of vegetable, even the ones that are terribly green and leafy or the ones that are grown in the feces of barn animals; if it has an exoskeleton, I will eat it with gusto; if it is cooked inside of its home, I will happily eat the whole organism and then discard of its habitat, while holding out my bowl for seconds; I will eat hot dogs and hamburgers, containing mystery organs and any number of poop particles, but I will not eat ground poultry.
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