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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 • Posted November 25, 2009

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Here are 2 of my favorite things to do with leftover turkey:

Green Chile Turkey Enchiladas (If you don’t like chile just leave it out- they will be bland but still good!)

4 cups diced turkey

2 c. roasted, peeled, and chopped green chile

1 26 oz. can cream of chicken soup

milk (use can to measure)

2 c. shredded cheese

1/2 c. chopped onion

1 clove of garlic, chopped

10-15 corn tortillas, torn into quarters

1/4 t. garlic salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your 9x13 glass casserole dish with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, heat up 1 big 26 oz. can or 2 reg. size cans of either cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup. Add in that same amount of milk (use the soup cans to measure) and 2 c. green chile (you can use frozen Bueno brand green chile to save yourself the work, but canned green chile just isn’t as good). You could use less green chile if you don’t like spicy enchiladas, but if you use mild chile you can get the flavor without the heat. I know chiles aren’t as popular here as in New Mexico where I’m from, but you could also substitute a few chopped peppers of any kind and that would add a similar color and flavor. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 clove of chopped garlic to the sauce. Stir and bring to a boil. Remove it from the heat.

Starting with the tortillas, layer tortillas, turkey, and cheese until you use everything up. Make sure to cover the top with a layer of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until the casserole begins to pull away from the side of the pan and sauce is bubbling in the middle.

Turkey Taco Soup

Just toss all of this into a pot and heat it through or cook it on low for hours in your slow cooker!

2 cups diced turkey (more or less depending on what you have and how "meaty" you like it)

1 can corn (not drained)

1 can chopped tomatoes and green chilies (like Ro-tel)

1 can chicken broth

1 can Ranch Style Beans (not drained)

You can also add an envelope of ranch dressing mix or taco seasoning if you like it a little more seasoned, but I like it just fine without it. If you’d like a little more of something or you want to substitute the flavor of beans, this is on of those recipes you can change to fit your tastes!

Top with shredded cheese and serve with tortilla chips.

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