Leftover Turkey Stew Recipe

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I Promise that this will be the last of my leftover turkey recipes. By now we’re both most likely getting tired of turkey. Personally, I’ll be buying another while they’re still on sale, but it will be getting cut down into component parts and frozen for when the urge strikes later in the year.

This is a simple method for taking those last little bits of turkey and turning them into something hearty and filling at the same time. Total cook and prep time are less than 40 minutes, perfect for a quick meal after work,or a good hot lunch on the weekends. The addition of a ton of potatoes takes the focus off of the turkey and puts it on the vegetables which, in this case is exactly where it belongs.


Leftover Turkey Stew Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 to 3/4 pounds of leftover turkey, torn into bite sized pieces.
  • 2 carrots, cut in 1/2-inch pieces.
  • 3 celery stalks, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped.
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced.
  • 4 potatoes, cubed in bite-sized pieces.
  • 32 ounces chicken or turkey stock.
  • 1 tsp. dried sage.
  • 1 tsp. curry powder.
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Method
  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for approximately 1 minute or until just browned. Add onions and cook until just translucent. Add celery, carrots potatoes and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for approximately 15 minutes, or until potatoes are nearly frork tender. Add sage and curry powder, stir to combine, cover and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add turkey, stir to combine and cook just until turkey is heated through. Season to taste, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Plating:

I just tossed this in a bowl and ate it, but for a more festive approach, top with some fresh chopped parsley or celery leaves. Serve with a nice crusty bread or clover leaf dinner rolls.

What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:

Nothing, per-se. At this point it’s hard for me to think turkey at all. Perhaps I’ll revisit this later in the year and see what I can come up with…

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Comments

  1. leosatter says

    wow…this looks soooo good!!!!
    Do you by chance, know of any quality online food services? I am starting to order all my food online because of various reasons. (Health being one of them) So far I have found 2 services, Fresh Dining (an LA company) and Celebrity Foods, but you have to call them so they can talk to you about your need. I would really like any suggestions that you may have, so I can widen my list of quality places online where I can order healthy food from.
    Thank you and have a great night or day…depending on when you read this. LOL!!!!

  2. says

    See, this is exactly why I save leftover gravy and stuffing for the soup/stew. HOOYAH brother man, talk about getting thanksgiving in a bowl. POW. I think.

    What’s fer lunch?

  3. Jerry says

    leo,
    I did a quick search, and Vons.com seems to have a pretty good reputation. I’m assuming you’re in the LA areas, so you could check Safeway as well, they may or may not deliver in that area yet.

    Dr. Biggles,
    I save anything I can from a bird that size. An it just got better when I made 2 for a group T-Day lunch. All they wanted was sliced meat, so I got to keep everything that dripped off. Well worth the few hours it took to make them.

  4. Sherley says

    You know what I like to do with my stew. Mash some potatoes to give it some thickness and turn it into a filler for pita breat or my favourite Roti Flatbread!

  5. Nikki says

    This was a great recipe, but we modified it slightly. In order to make a more flavorful stock for the broth, we boiled the turkey carcus with some leftover meat still on it until the meat was practically falling off the bone. Then we picked through the meat to rid it of bones and we used the leftover water as stock for the trukey stew. We also added half a head of cabbage and the recipe turned out DELICIOUS! Thanks again!

  6. Cher says

    Made this for dinner tonight. Usually I make my own stock from a Thanksgiving carcass after it simmers for a day. Then the stock is the base for stew the next day. Didn’t have one to work with this year but I wanted Turkey Stew!! Had to leave out the Onion and Garlic for dietary reasons. Doubled it for the size of our family. Served with scratch corn bread and it was a hit! Everyone raved about it and a guest asked for the recipe! I gave him this link. Gotta give credit. Thank you.

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