It’s almost winter – which means it’s almost turkey season. While most people will be planning a turkey roast dinner, there are many other meals using turkey that are worth trying. Turkey has pretty much the same versatility as chicken with the added bonus that it’s healthier. Below are 5 turkey recipes that could be worth trying this winter.
An instant pot turkey chili could be a great meal worth trying if you’re looking for something easy and filling. Chili is typically made with fatty meats such as pork or beef. Turkey mince can be a much leaner choice than pork or beef if you’re looking to reduce your saturated fat consumption. A chili typically includes staple ingredients such as tomatoes, kidney beans, onions and peppers – but you can add in all kinds of other ingredients from corn to mushrooms. Serve up with some rice.
Casseroles are great opportunities to use up leftover ingredients. This could include any roast turkey you may have leftover from Xmas or Thanksgiving. If you have some leftover vegetables you can throw these in too. All you need is a baking tray and whatever ingredients you can throw into it. For an unforgettable turkey casserole, consider making your own breadcrumb topping – check out this turkey casserole recipe for inspiration. Ingredients like sauteed onions can also be worth incorporated for adding melt-in-the-mouth texture.
Enchiladas are a popular Mexican food. They consist of a flour or corn tortilla wrapped around a tasty filling. Turkey can be a great meat for adding to enchiladas. Other ingredients to make up your filling include a finely chopped onion, thinly sliced peppers, red kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, coriander, lemon juice and some grated cheese. As with a turkey chili, you can throw in other ingredients that take your fancy. You can buy pre-made tortillas or you can make your own tortillas.
A curry could be another way of cooking with turkey. You can use fresh turkey or leftover cooked turkey in a curry. For a basic but tasty curry, you’ll want to grab a few of these following ingredients: 1 onion, 2 peppers, 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes, 3 garlic cloves, 3 teaspoons of garam masala, 2 teaspoons of turmeric, tinned tomatoes, grated ginger and some coconut milk. Fry the onions, peppers and turkey for 5 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients, and then let this all cook together for about 10 minutes. Curries are best served with pilau rice and naan bread.
If you fancy something light, a turkey salad could be an option. This could be made with turkey, lettuce leaves and pretty much any other ingredients you fancy mixing in. A popular wholesome Californian version of this salad includes turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, peppers, paprika, plain yoghurt, lime and coriander. It’s a great zingy salad for a warm summer evening (you don’t have to just eat turkey in winter!). Check out this recipe for turkey salad for more information.
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