Has it hit you yet? The “I don’t want to throw it away but what do I do with it” blues. The kids have eaten all the white meat and only a few people will nibble on the dark meat. What to do? The age old answer is make soup or chili.
I started with way too much dark meat left over from the family 23 pound turkey for Thanksgiving. Nobody was eating the dark meat and I have a home alone week coming. I needed something to freeze. I started with shredded cooked turkey. We all have that right now. Add some beans, tomato, garlic, onion and spices. You will have a nice chili to keep you warm on the snowy days to come.
Rating: An excellent way to handle that leftover problem.
Notes: I happen to use light red kidney beans and some cannelloni beans but any beans would do. I was really looking for great northern in the pantry but was out. Adjust the spicing to your taste but this is a nice 4/10. Start with things you have on hand.
Add 2 – 14 – ozs cans of beans of your choice, 1 – 14 oz can of chicken broth, 1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes, 2 T chili powder (double if no grandchild present), 1 t cumin, the diced small onion and 2 cloves crushed garlic.
November 30 2013