Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Now what to do with the Turkey Leftovers?

Turkey Barley Soup
I made a base of soup from the carcass of the turkey. I left a good portion of meat on the bones so I could get a meaty base. After straining the "bad" stuff out and picking through the remains I was left with some stock and a pile of meat. I just made a basic turkey soup starting with onion, celery, carrots and garlic. I added the meat back in and then the broth and a bit of water and simmered away. The taste was great but it was missing something. Instead of noodles or rice I thought barley sounded great. It sure tasted great.

Turkey Chili

Well I rarely follow a recipe with chili. But this is the basics.
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced (sweet)
1 yellow pepper, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp Southwest Seasoning
(I like to season the first ingredients to start)
Add the turkey meat back in and season to taste:
Cumin, Chili powder, salt, black pepper, Coriander, Franks Red Hot Sauce, red pepper flakes
2 Cans Diced Tomato
1 Can Tomato Paste
2 Cans Black Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Garbonzo Beans
1 Can White Beans

Simmer for a couple hours and enjoy!


Cate said...

These ideas are great! I'll have to save them for after Thanksgiving when I'm sick of turkey sandwiches!

Bellini Valli said...

Delicious ideas to use that inevitable leftover turtkey:D

Joelen said...

Love how you used your turkey in different ways! Great job!