Gobble Gobble

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Cooking | 1 comment

Gobble Gobble

It feels as though we have been eating turkey for a lifetime. Or longer. Three days of leftover turkey dinner. Turkey enchiladas. Turkey and asparagus in cream sauce over rice. Turkey tortilla soup. Too. Much. Turkey.

Yet I am determined to use all 20 pounds of it. Inspired by this recipe from Giada, I made Turkey Bolognese tonight. It was surprisingly delicious, and surprisingly tasted nothing like turkey. If you have leftover dark meat, you must try!

Turkey Bolognese

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped

8-16 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms

4 cloves garlic, minced (I used 8. We heart garlic)

2 pounds shredded dark meat turkey

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

2 15 oz cans tomato sauce

1 8 oz can tomato paste

Salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, crushed red pepper to taste

1/2 c finely chopped fresh basil

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Sauté carrots, mushrooms, and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes
Add turkey, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, seasoning, and basil
Simmer until flavors are combined

To make this even easier, I sautéed the carrots and garlic, then threw everything in the crockpot (did not cook mushrooms) and cooked it on low for 8 hours. I also added a splash of red wine. It was yummy. And it used up all of my remaining leftover turkey.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for posting this! I’ve been hunting for ideas. I’ve done mini turkey pot pies; ham & potato soup and a version of shephards pie with turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and corn. This sounds yummy!

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