Everyone knows one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. But what to do with all those leftovers sitting in your fridge? Check out these great ideas that can turn your holiday leftovers into great meals.
Grilled Ham and Cheese
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 slices bread (or use rolls for smaller sandwiches)
2 slices of ham 2 tablespoons of stuffing
2 slices cheddar, jack, Swiss, or American cheese
Heat half a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add a slice of bread and swirl to coat the slice evenly in the butter. Cook, shaking the pan pan and moving the bread until it is a light golden brown color on one side. Transfer the bread to a cutting board with the toasted side facing up. Repeat with the other slice of bread.
Place 1 slice of cheese on top of the browned sides of the bread. Then top with ham and stuffing. Close the sandwich, with un-toasted sides on the outside.
Heat half a tablespoon of butter over medium heat until melted and add the sandwich. Cook, moving occasionally, until it is a deep golden brown color, which takes about 3 minutes. Remove the sandwich and melt the remaining half tablespoon butter. Return sandwich to skillet to brown the other side, which should also take about 3 minutes. For best results, serve with hot gravy on the side.
1 cup grated Jack, Cheddar, or string cheese
1 cup pulled turkey meat
1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned black beans
2 jalapeños, finely minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 (10-inch) flour tortillas
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Combine the cheese, turkey, black beans, jalapeños, and cilantro in a medium bowl, mixing well. Spread half of the mixture over one half of one tortilla, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold tortilla in half to enclose the cheese, making a quesadilla shape. Repeat with the remaining tortilla.2
Heat the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until simmering. Add both folded tortillas to skillet and cook, shaking the pan gently until first side is golden brown and puffed, which takes about 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully flip the tortillas with a spatula, sprinkle with salt and pepper (if desired), and cook the second side until golden brown and puffed, which also takes about 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool on a paper-towel lined plate until cool, then cut each into four pieces and serve
BBQ Turkey Sandwiches
1 cup of shredded turkey meat 2 tablespoons of BBQ Sauce 1 teaspoon of mustard pinch of salt pinch of pepper 1 hamburger bun 1 slice of cheddar cheese
Take the shredded turkey and mix it in a bowl with the mustard, salt, pepper, and BBQ sauce. Transfer to a non-stick skillet for 1 minute until heated, stirring the entire time. Transfer to hamburger buns and top with cheese. Serve with a side of mashed sweet potatoes or roasted red potatoes left over from Thanksgiving dinner.
Will there be any turkey leftovers this Thanksgiving? What will you make with your leftover turkey?