What to do with all the leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Here are a couple of wonderful recipes you can throw in a crock pot for more delicious meals, enough to feed the family still there from the holiday. Some of them will be exhausted from hitting all the Black Friday sales and have worked up an appetite. Throw these in a crockpot before you leave and you’ve got an amazing new meal waiting upon your return.
Sweet and Sour Turkey
- 1 16 oz package of frozen veggies mix containing broccoli, cauliflower, pea pods, and peppers, thawed and drained
- 1 cup cut up cooked turkey
- 2 bottles of sweet and sour sauce (equal to about 11 ounces each)
- 1 can sliced mandarin oranges drained
- 1 8 ounce can of pineapple chunks
- 3 cups of uncooked rice, either white or brown
- 2-3 cups water
Load all the ingredients except for the fruit and 1 bottle of sweet and sour sauce, into the crock pot. Cook 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. During the last half an hour, put in the mandarin orange slices and pineapple chunks and the last bottle of sweet and sour sauce.
This is a wonderful, tangy and very flavorful dish.
Turkey and Corn Casserole
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 16 ounce cream style corn
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cut up cooked turkey
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
In a skillet gently sauté the onion and the butter until the onion is soft and tender. Put in a mixing bowl then add everything else except the turkey and cheddar cheese. Pour into a lightly greased crock pot and add the turkey. Cook on high for 3 hours, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and cook another 15 minutes, then serve.
- 4 cups cooked turkey cut up
- 1 package enchilada sauce mix
- 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
Put all ingredients except the cheese into the crock pot and cook for 4 hours. Add the grated cheese and cook another 15 minutes.
This can be served in a variety of ways.
- Roll it up in soft flour tortillas and add sour cream, green onions, olives and salsa for a soft taco type meal.
- Roll it in corn tortillas and put in a baking dish, pour more enchilada sauce and cheese on top and bake just until cheese is melted and hot for an enchilada dish.
- Serve on tortilla chips with sour cream, green onions, olives, and salsa for a twist on a nacho dish. Or come up with your own creative idea on how to serve this simple yet tasty turkey dish Mexican style.
These three turkey dishes are a great way to use up the Thanksgiving leftover turkey while feeding the crowd simple, yet nutritious meals.