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. If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. 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. Signs of spoiled raw turkey include a foul odor, slimy texture and an unnatural coloration. The smell should disappear quickly once the turkey is rinsed. It didn't smell "bad" but I really couldn't decide if it smelled like ground turkey should smell. 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. Hanes said the skin of the turkey may become slimy, and the smell … Your turkey may smell like eggs due to sulfur. Many bacteria produce acetic acid as a waste product (this is how vinegars gets to smell like vinegar). Dh said I was crazy. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. You can't make it taste like ground beef, because it's not ground beef. Raw burger should smell like raw beef. It should be a good and wholesome, meaty smell, very faint. I can't eat red meat, and have been eating turkey meat (mostly sliced) for a long time. If you meat smells bad when cooking, it might be spoiled. posted by Slap*Happy at 7:29 PM on November 27, 2012 [3 favorites] When raw turkey is safe to cook and consume, it has a very mild odor similar to that of raw chicken. 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 necessarily smell bad - it wasn't a rotten or suffer smell but was just really, really strong turkey or poultry smell. There is a bit of a different texture too. 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. No matter how much onion, garlic, seasonings, and lemen juice...etc, I add to it, still stings! It made the house stink like it when I was browning it so badly I was afraid it wasn't good to eat. A Bad Report on Ground Turkey . Many times people can tell if a turkey is spoiled by the "texture and smell" of the turkey. Spoiled turkey has a strong, gamey smell, and it develops a slimy or sticky texture. level 2. Use the sight, smell and touch tests to help determine if your meat is safe before you eat it. Don't eat meat that smells like vinegar that you haven't actually put vinegar on. 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. The times I tried ground turkey that included dark meat it always smelled and tasted odd to me. If it still smells after rinsing, it is likely bad or going bad and you should not eat it. I understand its to preserve it, its just that I … 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. Ground Turkey - no smell when raw, very strong turkey smell while cooking - is it ok? Never have that issue with ground turkey breast. I bought ground turkey at Trader Joes and the ingredients were listed as turkey and Rosemary extract. Anyone have any comments on this? The expiration wasn't for a few more days. ! ... 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