The times I tried ground turkey that included dark meat it always smelled and tasted odd to me. I understand its to preserve it, its just that I … I can't eat red meat, and have been eating turkey meat (mostly sliced) for a long time. While ground chicken doesn't taste as much, ground turkey on the other hand tastes and smells so bad when I fry, or bake it in the oven. If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. The smell should disappear quickly once the turkey is rinsed. I bought ground turkey at Trader Joes and the ingredients were listed as turkey and Rosemary extract. I use Perdue and don't have any trouble at all with using it for the same things I would use beef for, however I usually use recipes that specifically call for ground turkey. Raw burger should smell like raw beef. Dh said I was crazy. The widely-publicized Consumer Reports study of 257 ground turkey samples (ground meat and ground meat patties) taken from supermarkets in 21 states revealed the following bad news: The number of packages testing positive for fecal contamination: 60% harbored E. coli and 69% contained Enterococcus. Spoiled turkey has a strong, gamey smell, and it develops a slimy or sticky texture. As the title says, we're making turkey chili and the raw ground turkey had no odor, discoloration or slime in the package but the turkey smell was overpowering when we starting cooking it - the whole house smells. Don't eat meat that smells like vinegar that you haven't actually put vinegar on. Many times people can tell if a turkey is spoiled by the "texture and smell" of the turkey. When raw turkey is safe to cook and consume, it has a very mild odor similar to that of raw chicken. Vinegar is wine that was turned rotten by bacteria. I bought some ground turkey at Whole Foods last thursday and it has been in my fridge ever since. Hanes said the skin of the turkey may become slimy, and the smell … ... Bad meat usually smells like rotting flesh, it's not something you really have to second-guess. posted by Slap*Happy at 7:29 PM on November 27, 2012 [3 favorites] Your turkey may smell like eggs due to sulfur. Anyone have any comments on this? A Bad Report on Ground Turkey . Ground Turkey - no smell when raw, very strong turkey smell while cooking - is it ok? It made the house stink like it when I was browning it so badly I was afraid it wasn't good to eat. The expiration wasn't for a few more days. It should be a good and wholesome, meaty smell, very faint. While the vinegar producing bacteria usually colonize other types of food, and meat tends to support bacteria producing other odors (the ones known as rotting meat), strange things can happen, and this smell is a big red flag. It didn't smell "bad" but I really couldn't decide if it smelled like ground turkey should smell. Never have that issue with ground turkey breast. There is a bit of a different texture too. level 2. It didn't necessarily smell bad - it wasn't a rotten or suffer smell but was just really, really strong turkey or poultry smell. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. Many bacteria produce acetic acid as a waste product (this is how vinegars gets to smell like vinegar). When I unwrapped it today to make turkey quinoa burgers, it was still pink and not slimy but i couldn't tell if it smelled okay. You can't make it taste like ground beef, because it's not ground beef. Signs of spoiled raw turkey include a foul odor, slimy texture and an unnatural coloration. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. ! If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. 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