Got Turkey Leftovers? Here Is What You Can Do
What to do with turkey leftovers? If you’re struggling to come up with mouth watering ways to utilize your turkey leftovers, continue reading to discover some of my creative ways to utilize any leftover turkey, you may have on hand.
1. GRANDMA EVA’S TURKEY CHILI:
- If you have 1 lb. turkey leftover, crumbled it
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 med. onion, chopped
- 12-oz. canned or fresh tomatoes
- 1- 8-oz. can tomato sauce
- 2 sm. bay leaves
- 4 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/ 2 tsp. paprika
- 1/ 2 tsp. parsley flakes
- 16 oz. Canned kidney beans with liquid
Brown ground turkey in heavy skillet. Add green pepper and onion; cook until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings. Cover; simmer for 2 hours, adding water to keep consistency of thick soup. Add kidney beans; heat through. Remove bay leaves.
To create a hearty meal your whole family will appreciate, consider baking a turkey pot pie. If you’re interested simply line an eight inch pie dish with a sheet of pastry. Then use a large bowl to mix your turkey leftovers together with one can of condensed cream of chicken soup, half a cup of grated cheddar cheese and one packet of defrosted vegetables. Then season your mixture before slowly pouring it into your pie dish. Lastly place another sheet of pastry on top of your pie mixture, ensuring to fold the edges of your pie’s crust. Once your pie is ready to be baked, place it into your oven at bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 40 minutes.
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2. Spicy Turkey Enchiladas
If you’re a fan of spicy food, you may be interested in using your turkey leftovers to create spicy turkey enchiladas. If you’re tempted, use a frying pan to lightly fry your tortillas in olive oil. Once your tortillas are soft, remove them and place your shredded turkey leftovers in the center of your tortillas. If you’re brave, you might want to marinate your turkey pieces with a home made chili sauce. Then add an assortment of vegetables to the center of your tortillas before covering your enchilada fillings with grated cheese. Then simply roll your enchiladas up and drench them with a tomato based sauce before placing them in a bake safe dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cooking your enchiladas for 20 minutes.
3. Three Meat Salad
If you’re short on time, simply mix your leftover turkey into a medium sized bowl, making sure to add a few rashers of cooked bacon, three quarters of a cup of grated cheddar cheese and half a cup of sliced salami. Then stir through half a cup of mayonnaise and four tablespoons of mustard through your salad mix. If you’re a fan of garnishes, try cutting up a two slices of toast into cubes and using them to garnish your salad three, three meat salad. Alternatively, you may want to try garnishing your salad with a few black pitted olives.
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So what are you waiting for? If you have turkey leftovers in your fridge, simply pick the recipe above which made your mouth water and start cooking.