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huntfun2
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06/04/2018 08:04AM
I was planning on dehydrating some ground turkey to bring along on this years trip. I was curious if anyone has any experience with ground turkey and how well it rehydrate's, especially compared to ground hamburger?
 
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Swampturtle
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06/04/2018 09:04AM
I have done both & it's about the same rehydration time. I usually mix in 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs to 1 lb of meat before cooking, blot off any grease/moisture, then dehydrate & vacuum seal. That seems to cut down on rehydration time & gives it flavor. I use flavored or plain breadcrumbs depending on the recipe, such as Italian breadcrumbs or chipotle panko. I usually add back a bit of flavor with a boullion cube or packet. Beef tastes like beef, turkey loses a bit of flavor & I find I have to add more spices.
marsonite
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06/04/2018 09:40PM
I posted a while back about cooking the burger in water for several hours before putting in the fridge overnight to let the grease harden, and then dehydrating after throwing out the grease. Long story short, I tried also turkey and it worked just as well. It rehydrates in about 10 minutes and is quite tasty and tender. Seriously, it's good enough to use in dishes at home.

I got on to this because I have an old dog with stomach issues and I have been cooking her food. I wanted to dehydrate it just for convenience when traveling, camping, etc. I started stewing the hamburger to make it more digestible.
Rs130754
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06/05/2018 12:37PM
marsonite: "I posted a while back about cooking the burger in water for several hours before putting in the fridge overnight to let the grease harden, and then dehydrating after throwing out the grease. Long story short, I tried also turkey and it worked just as well. It rehydrates in about 10 minutes and is quite tasty and tender. Seriously, it's good enough to use in dishes at home. "

Do you add slices to the water while cooking? I’m assuming your using a fair amount of water as well. I’m going to try this with both moo and gobble.
marsonite
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06/05/2018 01:38PM
Rs130754: "marsonite: "I posted a while back about cooking the burger in water for several hours before putting in the fridge overnight to let the grease harden, and then dehydrating after throwing out the grease. Long story short, I tried also turkey and it worked just as well. It rehydrates in about 10 minutes and is quite tasty and tender. Seriously, it's good enough to use in dishes at home. "


Do you add slices to the water while cooking? I’m assuming your using a fair amount of water as well. I’m going to try this with both moo and gobble. "


I brown it first just like you would for any recipe. Break it up as fine as you can. I cover it with water, and simmer it slow.
 
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