What to do with left over Thanksgiving turkey?
Here's what I'm doing in my kitchen tonight. I'm turning left-over Thanksgiving turkey into chili. It's really simple with my Nosh Cookbook. (shameless plug). <cough> (stocking stuffer).
Now since my parents were in Cuba cruising with Castro during the holiday, we spent Thanksgiving together just the four of us. We had a huge turkey (30 lb), and a freezer full of leftovers. Shannon froze some away, and I grabbed one of the Tupperware containers down tonight to make some scrumptious turkey chili for dinner. I took about 3-4 lbs down and stuck it in a large pot and mixed it with approximately 2 batches of the Chuck Wagon Chili recipe in the book:
(This is approximately a double batch from the book, cut in half for 2 lbs of turkey or less)
- 3-4 pounds of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
- 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 28 oz can of water
- 2 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 fresh diced onion
- 6 tablespoons chili powder
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoon of cumin
- 2 teaspoons of sugar or sugar substitute.
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder.
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne powder
- 2-4 Tablespoon of all-purpose flour.
- pinch black pepper
- Basically I partially thawed the turkey just enough to remove it from the storage container, and then combined all ingredients in the pot and simmered for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally to break apart the turkey.
- Chopped up an onion and tossed it in.
The end result is deliciousness on the cheap. I'll top it with some pickled jalapeños, some cheese, a bit of sour cream and side it with a Guinness Beer. Bon Appetit!