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Okie Sawbones
11-26-2017, 03:29 PM
Turkey Goulash
Serves 6


1 pound Thanksgiving turkey (shredded)
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
2 cups turkey or chicken stock
1/2 cup dry red wine
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
1 white onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Bring turkey up to room temperature.
2. Add onion and red pepper to vegetable oil and cook until softened, 8 minutes.
3. Stir in minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
4. Pour in red wine and deglaze any burnt bits from the bottom of the pot.
5. Cook until mostly evaporated, 2-4 minutes, then stir in turkey stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, cumin, coriander, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
6. Add potatoes to the stew and mix well.
7. Let mixture simmer for 1 hour before returning turkey to pot. Cook on low for 30 minutes.
8. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve hot with egg noodles and hearty bread.
9. Enjoy!

11-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Turkey Pot Pie

1 package of pie crusts thawed

1/3 cup butter or margarine

1/3 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 can (14 oz) chicken broth

1/2 cup milk

2 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

Heat oven to 425. In sauce pan melt butter add onion and cook until tender. Add flour, salt and pepper and stir well. Gradually add milk and broth until it gets thick and bubbly. Add veggies and turkey. Line pie pan with crust, pour in filling and then top with additional crust. Bake for about 30 minutes.

Of course you can use fresh of everything. Pie crusts are easy to make and I encourage you to make them yourself.

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11-26-2017, 04:36 PM
Turkey sammiches with tomato, bacon and Duke's mayo.

11-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Leftovers? I want to cook another bird, because I've run out.

11-26-2017, 04:56 PM
Politely avoid it until trash day and look forward to cooking pork again next weekend.

Big George's BBQ
11-26-2017, 05:01 PM
I like the sammies
We make a Gobbler- layer turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing and cranberry
Great to put in freezer and pull out and reheat it

11-26-2017, 06:11 PM
+1 on the goulash and pot pies. Huge fan of both.

11-26-2017, 06:33 PM
A Mik family staple dish... been making this for 30+ years.

Smoked Turkey Rosemary Pasta

Cook 1 lb strands to taste - I like linguine for this dish

Heat 1 T oil medium heat

Add 1/2 to 1 lb smoked turkey in 1/4" dice

toast 1/2 C pine nuts lightly

add crushed rosemary to taste to turkey - heat another minute

add 1/4 C white wine and 1 T oil

heat again, then add 1 clove garlic crushed and zest of 1 orange

heat 1 min, toss with pasta and maybe a little more crushed rosemary

Serve w/ nice grassy sauvignon blanc or any red.

A staple at our house.. very light, very tasty.

11-26-2017, 07:21 PM
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John Redcorn
11-27-2017, 09:01 AM
Smoked turkey enchilladas.

11-27-2017, 04:15 PM
Got this recipe in an email from Thermoworks for Turkey Chili. I have not tried it yet, but it looks good.


11-27-2017, 04:48 PM
Turkey soup, started it today by simmering the carcas and any remaining meat with bay leaves and s&p for about 1 1/2 hr this morning. Cut up 3 stalks of celery and 2 pounds of carrots while waiting for it to cool enough to pick the bones out. Will then put in the carrots and celery and cutup 5 ponds red potatoes and add. When that gets done then a bag of cut okra and a handfull of parsley flakes. When the okra is done its time to eat.

11-27-2017, 06:06 PM
I've been making Turkey Burritos, with Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green chile, cilantro and cheese.

11-27-2017, 07:35 PM
Turkey sammiches with tomato, bacon and Duke's mayo.

I'm with you on the sammiches but use lettuce in place of the tomaters. :-D

11-27-2017, 07:40 PM
Politely avoid it until trash day and look forward to cooking pork again next weekend.

Ya beat me to it, that's about what I was going to say.

11-27-2017, 07:48 PM
I've made egg rolls before. Roll the turkey, stuffing and mashed taters into an egg roll wrapper, then deep fry. Make a dipping sauce with the cranberry sauce. Good stuff!

P.s. You can do the same thing with leftover pie too:)

11-27-2017, 07:52 PM
This is my chicken salad recipe. It works with turkey.

Kelvin's Chicken Salad Sandwich

4 cups roasted chicken, skin removed and cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 small red apple, diced small
2 stalks celery, cut into quarters lengthwise and diced small
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, diced small
1/3 cup dried cranberries, rough chop
1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill

1 cup White Sauce - recipe follows

White Sauce (only use 1 cup of this!)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons apple cider

Combine all of the ingredients in a 1 pint plastic container (like a small plastic chinese food container) and whisk until mixed well. Leftover sauce can be refrigerated up to 1 week.

1. In a 1 pint plastic container, add all of the ingredients for the white sauce and mix thoroughly. Set aside until ready to use. Remove the skin from the roasted chicken and dice the chicken into 1/4 inch cubes. Core and dice the apple. Dice the celery, scallions, red onions and dried cranberries. Chop the dill.

2. In a large, non-reactive bowl, combine the chicken, apple, celery, scallions, red onion and cranberries. Add the dill and 1 cup of the White Sauce. Mix with a large spoon until well combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve on rolls or in a wrap.

Okie Sawbones
11-27-2017, 09:17 PM
This is my chicken salad recipe. It works with turkey.

Kelvin's Chicken Salad Sandwich

Does that come in an MRE? :becky:

12-01-2017, 03:27 PM
Does that come in an MRE? :becky:

MRE??? It came in a C-Ration. Break out that John Wayne and get busy :laugh:

Okie Sawbones
12-01-2017, 03:38 PM
MRE??? It came in a C-Ration. Break out that John Wayne and get busy :laugh:

You old farker. Trouble is I remember some of those... :loco:

12-02-2017, 09:43 AM
Smoked turkey gumbo, made with stock from the smoked turkey bones. Usually make it the Saturday after Turkey Day but I am off a week this year, making it today.

12-02-2017, 09:49 AM
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Okie Sawbones
12-02-2017, 10:21 AM
Smoked turkey gumbo, made with stock from the smoked turkey bones. Usually make it the Saturday after Turkey Day but I am off a week this year, making it today.

I just did this Thursday. Took the frozen carcass and slow cooked for 8 hours. Then I strained, and picked the meat from the bones -- got almost 2 pounds. I put the broth and turkey meat in the frig overnight, then yesterday made my usual gumbo recipe, and the broth was so concentrated it was amazing.

Turkey Gumbo


· 4 stalks celery, chopped
· 3 small sweet onions, chopped
· 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
· 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
· 8 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
· ¾ cup vegetable oil
· 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
· 1 lb. ounces andouille sausage, sliced into thin rounds
· 10 cups turkey stock
· 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
· ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
· ¼ cup hot sauce, preferably Frank’s
· ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
· 2 teaspoons kosher salt, as needed
· 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, as needed
· 2 lbs. chopped smoked turkey meat, skin removed
· 2 pounds sliced okra


In a food processor, chop celery, onions, and bell peppers. Press the garlic.

Add oil to a heavy medium saucepan or Dutch oven, add the flour, and place over moderate heat. Cook the mixture, stirring slowly and constantly, until the roux is brown. Add the puréed vegetables, and stir to combine. Add the stock and cook on low heat while assembling the spices.

Brown the andouille sausage in a skillet, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides. Then add to the pot along with the thyme, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper.

Bring the gumbo to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to low. Add the turkey meat and okra, and simmer for about one hour. This can be prepared ahead and kept, covered in the refrigerator, up to 3 days, or frozen.

12-02-2017, 12:10 PM
Making turkey noodle soup today. Made stock from the carcass, only problem was we've run out of turkey to put in it, so I smoked some chicken thighs yesterday to add meat to the soup.