Turkey Bacon

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  1. linkshero

    linkshero Active Member

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    How can humanity combine two of the greater things like Turkey, and Bacon, and come out with something that tastes so wrong? :no:
     
  2. brianhos

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    mmmm mechanically separated turkey...
     
  3. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    I used to work part time in the meat department and there is nothing more nasty than ground turkey. It's like turkey slime, I have not idea how anyone could ever make the claim a turkey burger or anything they use ground turkey instead of ground beef could possibly taste better.
     
  4. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    I eat turkey bacon weekly. Honestly think it is as good or better than pork bacon.
     
  5. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I like both turkey bacon and turkey burgers.
     
  6. RayShimley

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    I like turkey burgers. Turkey bacon is ok, but not as good as pork. It just doesn't seem to get as crispy.
     
  7. azn4cy

    azn4cy Well-Known Member

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    The man speaks the truth.
     
  8. benjay

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    Turkey bacon does not taste as good as pork. But it's so much better for you it's worth the lack of flavor.
     
  9. Arkansas

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    I don't mind turkey burgers at all especially with the way we make them. Turkey bacon is a whole other thing though. I just prefer regular bacon and with a little effort I can find some that has a little less saturated fat. Just have to watch out for the sodium.
     
  10. CYVADER

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    deer bacon is by far better than turkey or pork bacon.

    mmmmmmmmmm deer bacon lettuce tomatos.
     
  11. ISUAgronomist

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    Brand of turkey bacon makes a huge difference. Oscar Mayer is much better than Jennie-O.
     
  12. Arkansas

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    Deer bacon? That's a new one to me. Sounds pretty awesome, love to try it some time!
     
  13. cycopath25

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    i get it at tiefenthalers locker in holstein iowa. they grind it up with some pork tallow and press it into strips that kinda look like turkey bacon. heavy on the pepper too. low grease, and it doesn't shrink up like normal bacon but the flavor is very good.
     
  15. RyCy04

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    Nope, it all sucks. Turkey burger is somewhat acceptable if it is in something that covers the flavor of it (e.g. spaghetti sauce or sloppy joes)
     
  16. azepp

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    I don't know about the bacon, but ground turkey is not any better for you than ground beef unless you upgrade to the breast meat only, at which point it loses any similarities to beef that it once had. Ground turkey often has more cholesterol than ground beef.
     
  17. Tedcyclone

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    ground chicken is even more slimey, but i love it the best.
     
  18. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Ground Turkey I have no problem with at all. You just have to be careful when grilling it, due to the consistency. I put it on tin foil, otherwise it will fall through the slats. It's good with a Foreman or stove top though.

    Never tried Turkey bacon, but I'm interested. I don't mind a small to moderate sacrifice in flavor for increased healthiness.
     
  19. benjay

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    Turkey bacon may not be healthier than ground beef (truly don't know), but it's a heck of a lot better than pork bacon.
     
  20. wxman1

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    I grew up with turkey bacon as the only option (hereditary high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and dad had a heart attack when I was 9) so I don't know anything else but I hate pork bacon especially when it is all curled up and greasy, no idea why anyone would want to put that in their body.
     

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