How to Season Ground Turkey in Grand Style

By admin | Food

Jun 13
how to season ground turkey

Is there an issued statement that says turkeys are for thanksgiving or Christmas? I guess the answer is no. Turkeys are fantastic for every and all occasion and should be enjoyed by everyone. Ground turkey can be rolled into various items such as meatballs, burgers, meatloaf, and it can also be crumbled into sauces.

How to season ground turkey is a topic very dear to me, and I want you to understand it the way I do. Kindly read through as I explain how it works. Before you begin the seasoning, you would need the following ingredients and equipment. 

Ground Turkey Homemade Seasonings

I enjoy cooking ground turkey because of its various benefits that I have come to terms with. My ground turkey easily replaces beef, and it doesn’t consume much of my time while preparing it. Also, ground turkey helps me stay low on calories, and that is highly beneficial to me. With flavorings, ground turkey is easily garnished into various amazing finished products as I desire. Research has shown that ground turkey, compared to beef, is healthier for the human body. This could be subjected to the lean meat to fat ratio. Low calories and fat are reasons I am in love with ground turkey. 

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Before you begin the seasoning, you would need the following ingredients and equipment:

  • Ground turkey
  • Onion
  • Carrot and garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper and salt
  • Spatula
  • Thermometer
  •  Skillet

Steps to Prepare Your Ground Turkey

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As we all know, ground turkey is a mix of turkey meat that is ground together until it takes a look in ground form when we see it. I always opt for ground turkey in all my experiences because I spend less than usual. A super quality that is fat-free is still my pick, and it would always come from the leanest part of the turkey.  

Without proper seasoning, I could get pissed off by this sight of the ground turkey. After years of making a mess of my ground turkey, I finally came to these incredible steps.

1/ Step 1: Add oil to the pan and heat 

When seasoning ground turkey, I make use of a pan. I also ensure that the pan starts hot before adding my meat.

Then I add oil to the skillet, usually with the heat at a medium to a high level. Less oil is preferred; about a few teaspoons is appropriate.

2/ Step 2: Add the onions, garlic, and carrot 

Now add these ingredients to make the ground turkey a bit spicy. However, you can skip this step if you are allergic to any of the items mentioned above. Since the pan and oil are already hot, allow these ingredients to cook until they are soft.

3/ Step 3: Add the ground turkey

Add the ground turkey to the hot pan. With the spatula, break the turkey into separated pieces. Usually, I ensure it is not left in a large chunk.

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4/ Step 4: Let it brown

Having done all this, the ground turkey would begin to turn brown. This starts as a white-grey color. At this point, I would now add other ingredients to make it unique.

Now, season with salt and pepper, amongst other ingredients. Stir the ground turkey and allow it to cook for a few minutes. Make sure you stir appropriately. 

5/ Step 5: Now that it’s done?

Your ground turkey needs about 12 to 15 minutes to get cooked. One sign you would look out for is the brown coloration, without any pinkish color, of the turkey, indicating that it is ready.  

Now there is a trick I usually use to be sure about this. I use a thermometer to test it, and the least reading should be 165 degrees F. 


The ground turkey is an excellent meal; according to thekitchn​ ensure you do not overhandle it to avoid it being compacted. These steps should be taken religiously. I have these steps written and placed on my fridge; that’s how dear they are to me. I think you should do the same.  

Seasoning the meat is linked to how much you would enjoy it. If your seasoning of salt and pepper is wrong (including other herbs or spices you desire), your ground turkey can end up bland and flavorless. Tasteless and might end in the dustbin. Remember that the herbs and spices are for additional flavoring.  

I hope you enjoy this tutorial session on how to season the ground turkey. Do well to share with friends and family, and also let me know if you learned something. Make use of the comment section, drop your feedback, and I will get back to you.  

Dear readers, I really would love to see you engage me in the comment session. Let share knowledge together and acquire various ways to enjoy seasoning our ground turkey.

how to season ground turkey