Using Turkey Carcass creating White Turkey Chili

Using turkey carcass creating white turkey chili is a magic trick. Well not really magic but it is the first thing that Grill Man enjoyed eating when flipping flu showed up uninvited. Apparently when you have flipping flu everything that you eat does not taste good. Imagine my continuous surprise when after whipping up a made-from-scratch meal, Grill Man didn’t like it. We won’t discuss how many times it happened.

Believe me when I say that I tried many times before  I called for backup and ordered a pizza. Creole Red Beans and Rice, Beef Stew with lots of vegetables, Persimmon Walnut Sticky Bread, Salmon Quiche, Pumpkin Bread and then some. Nothing brought a smile to his face.

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Its a yummy sticky treat

Somewhere around week two, I started getting a complex . Grill Man requested Popeye’s red beans and rice. By this point  I really just wanted him to eat. Happy to buy the desired Popeye’s. His taste buds turned his nose up to this as well. Ha, I have to say I was relieved.

Use Turkey Carcass to support Waste Not Want Not

Despite the challenge, I kept cooking for my patient. Using turkey carcass creating white turkey chili was an answer to a prayer.  Finally, I managed to break thru the huge barrier  of the flipping flu wall and found something he would enjoy eating.

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It’s all about the soup

Chicken or turkey soup is good for what ails you or your patient. Although it’s not a miracle pill it will help your patient feel better. There is nothing better than a hot bowl of homemade soup on a cold wintry day. White Turkey Chili could also be made from a  rotisserie chicken. Follow the same method but swap chicken for turkey.

Using turkey carcass creating White Turkey Chili is part  of my Waste Not Want Not category. Using a turkey carcass offers great economy and a base for a healthy soup.  Homemade stocks are delicious, offer so much more flavor and health than store-bought stocks.  Yes they are more work but so worth the extra dose of love, flavor and benefits.

Shout out to Alexa for Harry Connick Jr, Recipe for Love. Great song Harry!

 

 

 

 

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Using Turkey Carcass creating White Turkey Chili
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A hearty turkey chili with a bubbly and yummy white sauce.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 Bowls 30-45 Minutes
Cook Time
90 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 Bowls 30-45 Minutes
Cook Time
90 Minutes
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Using Turkey Carcass creating White Turkey Chili
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A hearty turkey chili with a bubbly and yummy white sauce.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 Bowls 30-45 Minutes
Cook Time
90 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 Bowls 30-45 Minutes
Cook Time
90 Minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot, add turkey carcass and cover with 6 cups of water. Cook on medium high heat for 45 minutes. Set timer.
  2. Meanwhile, chop onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic.
  3. When timer goes off, remove turkey from stove top. Into a measuring cup and using a strainer, strain turkey broth. Set turkey carcass to the side.
  4. In dutch oven, melt butter and saute vegetables until translucent. Add flour into dutch oven and stir well for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add in broth one cup at a time. Stirring well each time. Add in all seasonings and stir. Cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile the soup is cooking, remove turkey from carcass and add to a bowl. Cut turkey into bite size pieces and add to soup. Once turkey has been heated, taste chili and adjust seasonings.

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I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Copyright 2016-2018 by Mimi

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