2.6
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Jennie-O
Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey

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2.6

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Healthier Than Ground Beef But Not The Same On The Grill

Ground turkey usually gets a bad rap because of the way that it is prepared; it has a higher water content so it often breaks or cracks when pan frying or grilling. While it...Read complete review

Ground turkey usually gets a bad rap because of the way that it is prepared; it has a higher water content so it often breaks or cracks when pan frying or grilling. While it is healthier for you when compared to the fat content in ground beef, if you are going to use ground turkey there are some great ways to improve the taste and prevent cracking when cooking.

The Jenny O packs of ground turkey are usually the same price as ground beef so you aren't saving any money unless it is on sale but if you are worried about the amount of fat that you are consuming, this is healthier. When I make turkey burgers this is the ground turkey that I use because of the way that it is ground and that it is easy to mix. I add breadcrumbs, eggs, grated cheese, fresh parsley and some minced garlic to the ground turkey, mix well and form in to patties. The trick is to let the patties sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before cooking them to allow the breadcrumbs to absorb some of the moisture from the turkey.

Four ounces of this ground turkey contains 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 70 milligrams of sodium, no carbohydrates and a massive 23 grams of protein. If you are dieting this is a much better pick than ground beef and if you workout at the gym and want to add more protein to your diet, this is the way to go. I love that this is low in sodium and there are no carbohydrates to it but fresh out of the pack it leaves a lot to be desired in regards to taste. If you are going to add things like eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs to this to make turkey burgers then you are going to be adding calories, carbohydrates and sodium to the total nutritional values but used sparingly it won't have a huge impact on blood sugar levels for diabetics.

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This ground turkey tastes weird

I have eaten ground turkey exclusively now instead of ground beef for at least ten years. We use it in every single thing, tacos, spaghetti sauce, burgers. Its always been great. A...Read complete review

I have eaten ground turkey exclusively now instead of ground beef for at least ten years. We use it in every single thing, tacos, spaghetti sauce, burgers. Its always been great. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a package of this specific ground turkey, it wasn't the one that I usually get. The one I usually get is 93%lean and 7% fat, lean ground turkey. This one was 85%lean, 15% fat. I was not worried about the fat content, I thought it would probably taste just fine, usually we have to add a little oil to the other one to keep it from being a little too dry. Well the new one was horrible, had a strange flavor. I thought I had gotten a bad batch, so I threw it away. Next time I was at a different store I bought another package thinking nothing of it, and happy to save some money because it was cheaper. But again it had a strange gamey flavor, just WEIRD. I could not mask that off flavor with ANYTHING. It was just disgusting. Nothing like the 93%. I will never buy this again, the flavor is just gross. I am wondering what it is, why it tastes so bad when the only difference is the fat content, they both have added "natural flavoring". I think in the future I will purchase store brand Fred Meyer as it never has a weird taste no matter which fat content it had.

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1.0

BAD GROUND TURKEY! 85/15 is 40% water in 20 oz packages

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from UTAH

About Me Health Conscious, Very informed in nutrition, Jennio deceives

Pros

  • All Natural

Cons

  • Bad Flavor
  • Bad Texture
  • Rubbery Texture
  • U buy 20 ounce to meat, but is 40% water shrink

Best Uses

    Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

    july 27 2016

    85 lean /15 fat It falls apart in the pan, as a patty it will not stick together. It is also pink slime, they say to cook to 160Deg and it is still pink slime. I baked this for 450 degree for 1.5 hours still pink slime. I shrink in the pan by 40 percent so you dont get 20 ounces in the pack, it is WATER
    I tried the lean and it is so rubbery you can not swallow it

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Something changed, and not in a good way.

    By 

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Foodie, Frequent Diner, Simple Tastes

    Pros

    • Not gamie

    Cons

    • Overly flakey texture

    Best Uses

      Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

      We've loved the product for years until lately. Processing changed and now the texture is strange and does not hold together burgers on the grill. We'll be reluctantly trying other brands.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      What is up with the odd taste?

      By 

      from Wisconsin

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Flavor

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          I have been buying ground turkey for many years. I've bought this particular brand often and had never had a problem with it. The past 5 packages I've bought have had a horrible gamey taste that no amount of seasoning can cover!! I have thrown away so much food because of this. I usually buy several packages when I find it at a good price and freeze it. I'm not even going to bother trying to cook with the last package I have frozen. Going to try and feed it to the dogs, but I'm doubtful that they will even eat it.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Weird taste

          By 

          from USA

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          I've tried this brand of ground turkey on two separate occasions (after being accustomed to another brand for several years) and the difference is very apparent. Like another reviewer mentioned, it definitely has a weird, gamey taste to it that can't be easily hidden, no matter how much my parsley-based seasoning I apply. It certainly is healthier for you--being ground turkey and all--but there are MUCH better brands of ground turkey out there. I'll be sticking to the one I know and trust from now on.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disgusting Slime

          By 

          from USA

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          I don't think it even deserves a 1. This tastes nothing like ground turkey. I exclusively eat ground turkey. I have tried Honeysuckle, Kroger, and organic brands. When I can't buy organic i buy Kroger or honeysuckle because Jennie O brand is pink slime with a horrible taste.I even buy the 85/15 of the other brands and it still is far better than Jennie O. I thought it was a bad batch but every time i buy this brand it tastes and smells the same. I will never purchase this brand again.

           
          5.0

          Healthier Than Ground Beef But Not The Same On The Grill

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          Ground turkey usually gets a bad rap because of the way that it is prepared; it has a higher water content so it often breaks or cracks when pan frying or grilling. While it is healthier for you when compared to the fat content in ground beef, if you are going to use ground turkey there are some great ways to improve the taste and prevent cracking when cooking.

          The Jenny O packs of ground turkey are usually the same price as ground beef so you aren't saving any money unless it is on sale but if you are worried about the amount of fat that you are consuming, this is healthier. When I make turkey burgers this is the ground turkey that I use because of the way that it is ground and that it is easy to mix. I add breadcrumbs, eggs, grated cheese, fresh parsley and some minced garlic to the ground turkey, mix well and form in to patties. The trick is to let the patties sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before cooking them to allow the breadcrumbs to absorb some of the moisture from the turkey.

          Four ounces of this ground turkey contains 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 70 milligrams of sodium, no carbohydrates and a massive 23 grams of protein. If you are dieting this is a much better pick than ground beef and if you workout at the gym and want to add more protein to your diet, this is the way to go. I love that this is low in sodium and there are no carbohydrates to it but fresh out of the pack it leaves a lot to be desired in regards to taste. If you are going to add things like eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs to this to make turkey burgers then you are going to be adding calories, carbohydrates and sodium to the total nutritional values but used sparingly it won't have a huge impact on blood sugar levels for diabetics.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          This ground turkey tastes weird

          By 

          from USA

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          I have eaten ground turkey exclusively now instead of ground beef for at least ten years. We use it in every single thing, tacos, spaghetti sauce, burgers. Its always been great. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a package of this specific ground turkey, it wasn't the one that I usually get. The one I usually get is 93%lean and 7% fat, lean ground turkey. This one was 85%lean, 15% fat. I was not worried about the fat content, I thought it would probably taste just fine, usually we have to add a little oil to the other one to keep it from being a little too dry. Well the new one was horrible, had a strange flavor. I thought I had gotten a bad batch, so I threw it away. Next time I was at a different store I bought another package thinking nothing of it, and happy to save some money because it was cheaper. But again it had a strange gamey flavor, just WEIRD. I could not mask that off flavor with ANYTHING. It was just disgusting. Nothing like the 93%. I will never buy this again, the flavor is just gross. I am wondering what it is, why it tastes so bad when the only difference is the fat content, they both have added "natural flavoring". I think in the future I will purchase store brand Fred Meyer as it never has a weird taste no matter which fat content it had.

           
          5.0

          Better for me

          By 

          from Syracuse, New York

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          I go through my cycles of healthy eating and eating whatever. During the times that I am trying to be good. This product is one of my favorite alternatives to beef. Jennie-O Turkey Store Ground Turkey is always fresh. I find this brand to be of the highest quality available for the most part. It is healthier than beef so I often substitute it when making meat loaf or meat balls, lasagna or even tacos. No one in my family minds at all. The meat is tasty and juicy without all the fats and fillers some other brands use. It is a bit more expensive than some other brands but not very much and, it is of higher quality than most of the brands I have tried. I not only enjoy the health benefits of substituting it for other higher calorie beef based products, I also enjoy the flavor, texture and consistency of the meat. I am a very satisfied customer of Jennie-O Turkey Store brand and will continue to be. I highly recommend this product for it's quality and taste.

           
          5.0

          great product

          By 

          from USA

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          When I started eating healthier I substituted Jennie O turkey in many of of my ground beef dishes. Tacos, spaghetti sauce, even made a few meat loafs using the ground turkey and they all turned out fabulous. If you are used to ground beef you might need to season the turkey a bit more than you would beef, but it is a great alternative to red meat.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Yucky

          By 

          from Hightstown, NJ

          Comments about Jennie-O Jennie O Turkey Store Ground Turkey:

          I like to make ground turkey and i buy it at least once a wk to keep the red meat down in the house. This Jenny O turkey meat is terrible i dont know what it is but doesnt taste good at all. And this brand is the most expensive dont waste your money...

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