How to Store Ground Turkey
Store raw ground turkey in its original container (or one that’s air-tight) for up to three days before cooking or freezing.
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How to Freeze Ground Turkey
While you can certainly overwrap the turkey in its original packaging, the best method is to remove it, place it in a freezer bag, and eliminate as much of the air as possible before placing it in your freezer. Frozen ground turkey can last up to four months if freezer burn is not present.
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How to Thaw Ground Turkey
Ground turkey can be thawed in the microwave or in a bowl of cold water (while still in the freezer bag), but must be cooked immediately. Ground turkey thawed in the fridge will have up to two days before it must be cooked and consumed.
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This rich, spicy turkey meatloaf, adapted from Cory Obenour of Blue Plate restaurant in San Francisco.
This recipe is featured on our Summer of Clean Eating channel.
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