There are lots of ways to approach leftover turkey. We know some cooks who buy a turkey just big enough to serve everyone with no leftovers. Most of our friends, however, choose a large turkey and look forward to several days of Thanksgiving dinner reruns.
We know people who save just the big chunks of leftover meat, and throw away the rest. We know others who painstakingly pick off every scrap of meat, refrigerate or freeze it in smaller portions, and then boil the carcass for soup and broth. (Use your slow cooker for this!)
Are you a fan of leftover turkey? If so, how particular are you about using everything? What are your best recipes for using up leftovers? We want to hear from you!
Here’s a quick and easy sandwich filling that uses your leftover turkey. It’s easy to double, too. Just use a bigger slow cooker, and increase the cooking time if necessary.
Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites, page 71
Makes 4-5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Ideal slow cooker size: 1 ½- to 2-qt.
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cups turkey, cooked and cut into bite-sized chunks
1 small onion, finely chopped, optional
1. Mix ketchup, sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce together in the slow cooker. Add turkey and onion, if you wish. Toss to coat well.
2. Cover and cook on High 1 hour, or until heated through.
3. Serve on buns.