Tired of eating turkey sandwiches yet?
After the big meal of turkey on Thanksgiving Day, we are usually all stuck with a bunch of leftovers. One or two sandwiches later, and you wish you never had to see, let alone eat, turkey again for a very long time.
So, in order to avoid this feeling, and wasting any turkey that I worked hard to prepare, I decided to turn it into something else just as yummy. This Turkey Corn Chili really does the trick. We’ve been eating this chili on the day after Thanksgiving for almost our whole marriage and we love it!
Originally from Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, I switched up a few of the ingredients to make it more kid-friendly (i.e., less spicy), but you could certainly add back in a hot pepper, such as a jalapeno, or some cayenne pepper to suit your taste. It also is very fast to put together, which is very nice after a long day of cooking on Thanksgiving.
Turkey Corn Chili
Start off by sauteing onion, bell pepper and a bay left until softened.
Cut up some of your leftover turkey to add to the pot.
Pour in the rest of the ingredients, let it simmer, and you’re done! How easy is that?
Turkey Corn Chili (using Thanksgiving Leftovers)
- 1 T. canola oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1-2 pounds cooked turkey cubed
- 1 1/2 T. chili powder
- 1 1/2 T. cumin
- Salt to taste
- 1 32 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 2 c. turkey or chicken broth
- 2 c. frozen corn
- Corn chips shredded cheese, and sour cream for garnish
- Cook the onion, bell pepper and bay leaf in the canola oil for about 5 minutes over medium heat, until softened.
- Add the turkey, along with the spices and salt, stirring well, then pour in the tomatoes, broth and corn.
- Stir to combine, then lower the heat to low and simmer the chili for about 10 minutes.
- Garnish the chili with cheese and sour cream. Serve with corn chips or cornbread.
I also love to use ground turkey to make this chili at other times of the year. It takes a few more minutes to cook the meat, but it tastes just as good, and is so warming on a cold winter day.
Your family will love this…give it a try! 🙂
Find more dinner ideas here: Easy Dinner Ideas for Families