Turkey Jambalaya

Turn leftover Turkey into Something Special...

Okay, there are 1 million things to do with leftover turkey.

Here is number one-million-and-one.

Debone turkey carcass for valuable meat, use any leftover slices of meat that did not get eaten or purchase smoked turkey legs (about 3 pounds) to have enough meat for the jamabalaya. You will need to precook the turkey legs.

Turkey Jambalaya
6 servings

about 3 cups chopped turkey meat, about 1-inch cubes or shredded
2 links Andouille sausage, sliced thin
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 large celery rib, chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 -14 to 16 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 -14 oz chicken broth
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 cups long-grain white rice
1/2 cup chopped scallion greens

Heat the oil in a 6 to 7-quart wide heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Cook the sausage until brown. Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery and cook stirring frequently, until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook stirring for 30 seconds.

Add meat, tomatoes, broth, water, salt, and cayenne. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat being careful to not let it spill over. Stir in the rice and bring to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Let it stand off heat covered for 5 minutes. Sprinkle on scallion greens as you serve it.

Note - Substitute 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham steak for the turkey if desired.


  1. Oh yeah! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. No, no, Drick. Don't sell this short! Not one million and one...really should be much higher on the list. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Now that's kicked up Tday lefotvers!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !!

  4. That is one delightful turkey leftovers dish...wow! You sure know hoe to kick up the flavors :)
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...


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