Bowl of ground turkey

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Weeknight Dinners Reinvented
When it comes to good-for-you weeknight dinners, a handful of dishes are in heavy rotation in our kitchen, and yours, probably, too: Grilled chicken, pasta with vegetables, stir-fries and, yes, turkey burgers. But even a juicy patty topped with your favorite fixings can get boring after awhile—just ask Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion, co-authors of the new cookbook Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen. They love cooking with ground turkey, and while they're big fans of the burger, they've come up with plenty of other ways to make this healthy but potentially humdrum meat exciting. Just follow Brennan and Campion's advice, if you can, for the best-tasting results: Use dark meat or a combination of dark and white, since it's much more flavorful than 99-percent lean ground meat. (Trader Joe's stocks 85-percent lean ground turkey, as do many grocery stores—if yours doesn't, ask the manager if she or he can get it).
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