We had a big turkey dinner this past weekend, which left us with a lot of leftovers. More than I thought there would be! I had scheduled a Mexican food night for New Years Eve, so I stuck with that, but added a twist with some leftover turkey. We had delicious Turkey Enchiladas.
I pretty much just threw in whatever I had on hand. 1 can of enchilada sauce, a can of black beans, chopped up onion and the turkey. I used both white and dark meat, which made for interesting textures.
I stuffed the flour tortillas with the meat mixture, rolled them up and covered them with shredded Mexican cheese.
I baked the Enchiladas for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. They were amazing! I love to add hot sauce to everything, which I did, for a nice spicy twist. This was a super easy meal to make. I used up some of the leftovers and everyone enjoyed a fantastic home-cooked meal.
1 cup cut-up turkey meat
1 can Enchilada sauce
1 onion, chopped
1/2 can black beans
1-2 cups Mexican shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the turkey meat, 3/4 can of Enchilada sauce, onion and black beans in a skillet, heat until boiling. Then let simmer on low for about 5-10 minutes. Stirring often. Grease a casserole dish. Place a cup of the meat mixture in a flour tortilla, add a handful of cheese. Roll up the tortilla and place in casserole dish. Repeat until dish is full and mixture is gone. A throw the extra meat mixture on top of the tortillas if there’s any left. Cover the tortillas with the rest of the Enchilada sauce. Cover with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, serve with some nice tortilla chips or refried beans. Enjoy!
Here’s a fun and different way to have a family pizza night. It’s just 7 basic ingredients and a quick, easy dinner for everyone. The kids will even have fun helping put this one together!
- 2 cans of biscuits
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 – 6 oz package of pepperoni
- 1 small jar pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Cut biscuits into quarters
- Cut the pepperoni into quarters
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and toss so that the oil is spread evenly on each piece of dough
- Bake for about 30 minutes (TIP: If the middle is not cooked thoroughly leave it in another 5 minutes
at a time until it is done)
- Flip over on to a plate while it’s still hot
- Serve with a small bowl of pizza sauce and enjoy!
* You can add other ingredients, such as peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage or whatever your favorite pizza toppings are! Play with different ideas, or even make a vegetarian pizza! Have fun and enjoy!
I love a good crock pot soup. Especially on a day like today. There’s a big Nor’Easter heading our way, about to dump a foot of snow on us. Not that we aren’t used to a little bit of snow in Syracuse, but well, it’s still perfect weather for a good old fashioned bowl of soup!
I made a similar version of this soup not too long ago, except with chicken. The recipe is about the same, except that I substituted anything that was chicken, with turkey.
1 fresh turkey breast (about 1 lb.)
4 cups turkey broth
1 cup chopped carrots, pre-cooked
1/2 cup pasta (I used Stelline pasta, pictured below. They are little stars.)
Salt, pepper and minced onion, to taste
1-2 cups additional water
Place turkey and turkey broth in crock pot and cook on medium for 6-8 hours. Remove the turkey, place in bowl to shred. Return shredded turkey to the crock pot. Toss in the carrots and pasta. Cook for another 30-45 minutes (or longer is fine). Stir occasionally. You may need to add more hot water, the pasta will soak up a lot of the water once it is added.
Serve soup with rolls or crackers. Enjoy!