So, the Thanksgiving dust has settled, and we're all just now getting hungry again, right? Time to use up those leftovers! I like all the usual uses for Turkey Day leftovers as much as the next girl: Chicken and dumplings (but with turkey) or a delicious turkey sandwich. But sometimes I just crave something that's a bit... different. This recipe for turkey chile verde utilizes a classic pantry standby: Salsa.I really prefer the green, to make it more "authentic." though since there really are no chiles in it i guess it's a bit of a stretch, but i suppose you could try it with red (full disclosure: I never have). If you do, let us know how it turns out!
"Cheaters" Chile Verde
(Using turkey leftovers)
2 tablespoons oil (doesn't matter what kind)
1 medium onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 jars (about 1 1/2 cups) green salsa
4 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken
1 to 1 1/2 cups turkey or chicken stock
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent. Stir in cumin and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add salsa and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. stir in turkey and heat through. Serve with warmed tortillas and sour cream and cilantro (if you want).