The struggle is real to find creative things to do with Thanksgiving (and soon to be Christmas) leftovers y'all. I can do one meal that is just a recreation of the feast we had a couple of days prior, but after that I need to change things up so we are not bored with our meals.
I found a recipe for hot, turkey sandwiches and used that as my inspiration for this meal. I will tell you that I was not sure how great they would taste, but I was more than pleasantly surprised with the results.
When Shannon fires up the smoker we have food for weeks. The trouble is that I need to make sure we eat it or store it before it goes bad. While we usually have sandwiches and pulled pork tacos, after a few days we have all had enough. This time I tried something different with the extra pulled pork and used it instead of ground beef in chili.
I had frozen the pork and pulled it out the other day for my chili; I made it the same as I usually do just with pulled pork. It was really good. I had so much chili that not only did we have it for dinner two nights, but I was also able to can six quarts for use later. I think that when I pull it out to use I will add some extra crushed tomatoes and chili beans since it is pretty thick, but I look forward to this easy, healthy meal when it is cold outside.
Today is the day that you should either have all of your turkey eaten or you need to get that carcass in the freezer. Tonight we are going to have hot turkey roll-ups with mashed potatoes and gravy. To simplify things for the evening I am caving in and buying a tube of biscuit dough from the market. Although, now that I think about it, I do have my Quick Mix that I can use instead, that is what I will use.
This is what you will need:
1. Leftover turkey.
3. Gravy mix.
4. Quick Mix (or Bisquick or roll of biscuits).
5. Mashed potatoes if you have them.
6. Cranberries if you have them.
1. Prepare your Bisquick as you would if you were making biscuits and roll out onto a floured surface.
2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
3. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
4. Prepare your gravy mix.
5. Chop turkey into small pieces.
6. Chop onion into fine pieces.
7. Spread a thin amount of gravy over your rolled dough.
8. Spread your cranberry sauce (if you have) over the gravy.
9. Sprinkle the onions over the cranberries.
10. Spread the chopped turkey over the cranberries.
11. Roll your dough into a log.
12. Slice the log into sections that are about one inch thick and place each section on your prepared cookie sheet.
13. Place in the oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Just keep an eye on them while they are in there and make sure that they are a golden color on top when you remove them from the oven.
14. While your roll-ups are baking warm up your mashed potatoes and any other sides you would like to use up with dinner tonight.
15. Serve the roll-ups either on top of a nice pile of mashed potatoes and covered with gravy or alone.
If you would like to use my Quick Mix the recipe can be found HERE and how to use it HERE.
Blog by: Libby Clem