Easy Spanish Turkey Stew is a great way to use up leftovers after the holiday
Did you roast a delicious whole turkey over the holiday? What a perfect meal – I never get tired of it. Now it’s the next day and reality sets in… what do I do with all that leftover turkey? Not a bad question to ask yourself ’cause there’s always turkey sandwiches for the lunch bag. Why not try something new? Here is a delicious Spanish Turkey Stew that turns that leftover cooked turkey into an awesome dish you are going to love.
It’s so fast and simple you can come home at 5 and be eating dinner before 6! Make this Spanish Turkey Stew as spicy as you like by adding chiles, cayenne pepper or hot sauce… totally up to you. The warm spices are perfectly balanced by the earthiness of cinnamon and the sweetness of raisins… totally nummy!
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- 3 Tbsp canola oil
- 4 cups onions, chopped
- 3 cups cooked turkey, chopped, light or dark
- 1-1/2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1-796 mL can of stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add turkey, chili, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Cook for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices, water, raisins and vinegar. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes. Remove cover and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste, serve over rice.
Still looking for more turkey leftover recipes? Were have a few more ideas on page 52 of the Holiday 2013 issue of EatInEatOut magazine.