Monday, December 1, 2008
Got Turkey? Leftover Recipe for you!
Are you tired of those turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving? Here is a great recipe that will give your leftover turkey some zip! Are your kids texting OMG!!!Turky agn!!! Then check out my recipe! If you like it I have posted it on Bigoven.com so it would be great if you could give my recipe a rating or award there http://www.bigoven.com/168363-King-Ranch-Turkey-recipe.html. This is a great site for those that love to cook! I would love to know what you think and would love to hear about YOUR ideas for using those Thanksgiving leftovers!
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * You can include any leftover carrots, broccoli and peas as well. Just make sure they are cut proportionate to your other veggies. You can use up that green bean casserole by omitting the mushroom soup if that was included in your green bean casserole, you will need at least 1 1/2 cups green bean casserole. I used left over cheese cubes (cheddar and pepper jack cheese) from party tray on the topping. *´¨)
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King Ranch Turkey
4-6 cups cooked turkey cut into cubes or just pull it apart
1 10oz. can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup chicken or turkey broth
1 medium onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
3-4 cloves garlic smashed then chopped fine
10 medium size flour tortillas
3 tbls butter or margarin
4 cups shredded monterey and colby cheese
2-3 stalks of green onion chopped.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat then add onions and bell peppers and saute until soft 4-6 min. then add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes. Melt remaining butter and set aside for later.
Mix together soups and broth and warm in microwave for 2 minutes to help blend them evenly. Add Ro-tel, onion, bell pepper and turkey. Stir till blended evenly.
Tear 7 tortillas into bite size pieces and line bottom of 13 x 9" glass baking dish with half of the pieces. Pour in half of the turkey and soup mixture then layer with half of the shredded cheese. Repeat the layering of tortillas, turkey soup and cheese.
Bake uncovered 45-55 minutes on center rack remove.
Cut remaining 3 tortillas into 8ths and place round edge of tortillas down along edges of dish with points sticking out. A butter knife works well to assist with sliding them into casserole with out disturbing the cheeses. Brush melted butter on the outer portion of tortillas. Sprinkle top of casserole with chopped green onion and place back in oven for 10- 15 minutes. Watch carefully and remove when tortilla tips are brown.
Let your casserole rest at least 10 minutes before serving.