Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Sage Chowder - Thanksgiving Leftovers

4 bacon slices (about 4 ounces), coarsely chopped
2 cups chopped onions
1 pound russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups whole milk
1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
2/3 cup condensed cream of potato soup (from one 10 3/4-ounce can)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
2 1/2 cups diced cooked turkey

Cook bacon in heavy large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from pan. Increase heat to medium-high, add onions and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in potatoes, milk, broth, cream of potato soup, and 1 tablespoon sage. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add turkey meat, bacon, and remaining 1 tablespoon sage. Simmer until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Turkey Burritos with Salsa and Cilantro - Thanksgiving leftovers

I know I did not provide any amazing recipes to help with your dinner on Thursday(Thanksgiving). I do have some great leftover recipes that i am going to share with you. So you can finish up that turkey and ham in your fridge or freezer. I don't know about you but I get tired of the same old leftovers for a day or two after the big dinner. Plain ham and turkey sandwhiches also get old. Here is a great way to spice it up a little.

Also I will be sharing some recipes for Christmas and New Year's so be on the look out for those future posts.

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 red onions, sliced
2 bell peppers (preferably 1 red and 1 yellow), seeded, sliced
4 cups diced leftover cooked turkey meat
3/4 cup purchased fresh fire-roasted salsa
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 8-ounce package grated Mexican 4-cheese blend (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers; sauté until tender and golden, about 15 minutes. Add turkey, salsa, and cumin; stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and cilantro; season generously with salt and pepper. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortilla directly over medium-high gas flame (or in dry skillet over medium-high heat) until warm, softened, and browned in spots, about 30 seconds per side. Place tortilla on work surface. Spoon 1 cup warm turkey mixture along center of tortilla; fold sides in over filling, then roll up tortilla to enclose filling. Place burrito seam side down on baking sheet, and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

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