How long does it take to cook ground turkey in the oven?
Updated: 2nd October 2019
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake the turkey meatloaf for about 40 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the center of the meatloaf, making sure that the temperature is at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
To maximize the shelf life of cooked ground turkey for safety and quality, refrigerate the ground turkey in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Properly stored, cooked ground turkey will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
When cooking turkey in any form, it is important to cook it to the proper internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking ground turkey to the proper internal temperature is especially important due to the bacteria that are introduced into the meat mixture.
Saute ground turkey and a little bit of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it apart with a spatula or spoon in the same way you would ground beef. Season it to taste. You'll know the turkey is cooked thoroughly when it turns completely white with no pink color.
Ground Meats: This change does not apply to ground meats, including beef, veal, lamb, and pork, which should be cooked to 160 ºF and do not require a rest time. Poultry: The safe cooking temperature for all poultry products, including ground chicken and turkey, stays the same at 165 ºF.
Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add onion and cook until onion becomes translucent. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with the side of a spoon, just until meat is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chili powder, salt, and tomato paste and cook 1 minute.
A turkey burger cooked to medium-well should take about eight minutes. Start with 1.5 lb. of ground turkey and form into four 1-inch-thick patties. Brush both sides of the burgers with canola or olive oil, season with salt and pepper or your spices of choice and cook for four minutes per side.
Crumble apart turkey meat with your clean hands or a spoon. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling for three minutes. Turn off heat and let sit five minutes.
How long does raw ground turkey last after being frozen and thawed? How to tell if raw ground turkey is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the ground turkey: signs of bad ground turkey are a sour smell, dull color and slimy texture; discard any ground turkey with an off smell or appearance.
Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove burgers from packaging while still frozen and place on a lightly oiled, foil lined sheet pan. bake for 16-18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Grill: Clean and preheat grill to medium (400°F). Remove burgers from packaging while still frozen.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil.
- In a bowl, mix the ground turkey, crushed pretzels, green bell pepper, and egg. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake 30 minutes, turning once, to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14-16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165 degrees F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook the burgers over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Flip the burgers carefully and cook for 5 minutes longer, or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in the center registers 165° and the meat is no longer pink.
- Olive oil.
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion, including some chopped greens from scallions or green onions.
- 1 bell pepper (red or yellow preferred), chopped.
- 2 cloves garlic, minced.
- Kosher salt.
- 1 lb ground turkey, preferably ground turkey thighs.
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder or chili powder (or to taste)
Dip both sides of patties in remaining coating. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° until a thermometer reads 160°, about 20 minutes, turning once. Serve on buns with lettuce.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Combine turkey, bread crumbs, spinach, egg, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a bowl.
- Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and outside is browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
The bag should be submerged in cold tap water, changing the water every 30 minutes so it continues to thaw. Small packages of meat, poultry or seafood – about a pound – may thaw in an hour or less. A 3- to 4-pound package may take 2 to 3 hours. For whole turkeys, estimate about 30 minutes per pound.
Here are some basic guidelines for storing meat in the refrigerator. Raw ground meats, all poultry, seafood, and variety meats: Refrigerate 1 to 2 days. Raw roasts, steaks, and chops (beef, veal, lamb, and pork): Refrigerate 3 to 5 days. Cooked meat, poultry, and seafood: Store in the refrigerator 3 to 4 days.
The 85/15 turkey is not as healthy as the 90/10 ground beef from a calorie and fat comparison. In fact, the ground turkey had a lot more calories and fat. So now I am wondering if we should be eating the lean ground beef (90/10 or higher) instead of the ground turkey. We only eat ground turkey once or twice a week.
Updated: 2nd October 2019