Doesn’t it seem that every year the leftovers from Thanksgiving just grow and grow? Not only does it add some pressure to make sure you use them all up before they become dog food or spoil can sometimes be a daunting task. You want to be creative but at the same time be familiar to those around you so you don’t look like a crack pot. Well I have some good news; you can look like a chef…really!
One of my favorite things to make with my leftovers is this “Wild” Turkey Cobbler. With a few additional ingredients, and 30 minutes of your precious time you can get this on the oven and out the door, into the hearts and minds (and don’t forget stomach’s) of your guests or family. Toss in some fresh herbs, a bit of bourbon and some buttermilk biscuits and you are minutes away from turkey heaven.
For this dish you will be using the following leftovers;
- Cranberry sauce
And you will need some chopped onions, the fresh herbs (whatever you feel like) and the biscuits. No fuss, no worries and ready in minutes…Now that’s the way to roll.
- 3 cups turkey, chopped
- pound onions, chopped
- 1 cup peas (leftover, fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup cranberry sauce (leftover)
- 2 cups turkey gravy (leftover)
- ⅛ cup Wild Turkey or other bourbon
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 pack Pillsbury buttermilk or plain biscuits
- 3 tablespoons oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A small (9x9x2) casserole dish or individual ramekins
- Heat oven to 400 f
- Place oil into a sauté pan and heat over medium.
- Add onions and sauté until wilted and beginning to caramelize.
- Add the peas and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the turkey and sauté for 1 minute.
- Deglaze with the wild turkey, flame it and watch your face!
- Reduce by half.
- Add the gravy and heat until bubbly.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the chopped parsley and mix well.
- Spread the cranberry sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish or in each of the ramekins.
- Spoon or ladle the turkey/onions/peas/bourbon/gravy mix over the top. Stop an ⅛th of an inch or so from the lip if you are using ramekins.
- Top with the biscuits.
- Place into the preheated oven and bake until biscuits are toasty and the mix is bubbly, around 15 minutes or so…or just follow the biscuit baking instructions to make things easy.
- Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes and serve.
This recipe originally appeared on the website Thrillist for an article on what to do with your holiday leftovers. There is also a quick, 2 minute video you can also check out. To visit their site and take a look, click here.