The turkey burger is a versatile and healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers. Made from lean ground turkey meat, this delightful patty provides a nutritious option loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals. They can be grilled, pan-fried, or baked, making them suitable for various cooking methods and cater to diverse dietary preferences.
Turkey burgers can be enjoyed in a variety of ways - on a bun with a generous spread of condiments and toppings, nestled in a lettuce wrap, or sliced over a salad. Get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations and techniques to create a delicious meal or snack for family and friends.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Turkey Burger expire?
Unopened raw turkey burger usually lasts 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator, compared to the printed date on the package which is the 'sell-by' date. The 'sell-by' date is when the store should sell the product by and not a safety date. Once you open the package, the burger should be used within 1 day. If it's homemade, it should also be eaten within 1 to 2 days. Frozen turkey burgers can last up to 9 months in the freezer.
How do you tell if Turkey Burger is bad?
Spoiled turkey burgers have a peculiar odor and a slimy feel to the touch. If you notice any of these signs, play it safe and discard the burger. The color change on turkey meat is not a definite sign of spoilage, but if the burger turns gray or green, it is likely not safe to eat.
Tips for storing Turkey Burger to extend shelf life
• Store unopened turkey burgers in the meat drawer or the lowest shelf in the refrigerator, which is the coldest part.
• If you don’t plan to cook all the burgers right away, portion and wrap them individually before freezing. This makes it easier to just grab one or two when needed without defrosting the entire pack.
• Always defrost frozen turkey burgers in the refrigerator, not on the countertop. This keeps them at a safe temperature during defrosting.
• Practice 'First-in, first out' - try to use older products before fresher ones. This ensures that nothing goes to waste and you’re always using the freshest products possible.