So we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the first time this year and it was my first time ever making the turkey! The turkey turned out DELICIOUS (not to toot my own horn or anything) – but we had A LOT leftover.
And after a while turkey sandwiches and other plain turkey dishes get kinda old. So, I wanted to spice things up and I threw some ingredients together and came up with a post-Thanksgiving (or post-Christmas if you have turkey like we do) leftover turkey chili.
It was SO easy to make and SO delicious! 🙂
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 can of chili beans
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of chili ready diced tomatoes
- 2-3 cups of shredded leftover Thanksgiving (or Christmas) Turkey – I just kind of eyeballed it with what I had leftover
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp of chili powder
- Sour cream and shredded cheese (for topping – optional)
In a large pot, combine the diced tomatoes (with their juices), the beans (with their juices), the corn, and the spices over medium heat.
Let this mixture come to a mini-boil and then reduce the heat to a low heat or simmer.
Add the shredded leftover turkey.
I mixed it up and then let it simmer for about an hour on the stovetop. You could certainly eat it sooner but I wanted to spices to mix.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese on top with some saltines or tortilla chips on the side.
Voila! That’s it!
It ended up being SO YUMMY!
What about you? Do you have any after-Thanksgiving recipes you love? Will you try this?