Leftover Turkey Recipe: Sweet and Sour Turkey

2013-05-09
Sweet and Sour Leftover Turkey Recipe
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    350
  • Calories from Fat

    78
  • Total Fat

    8.6g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.0g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    81mg
  • Sodium

    864mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    37.8g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.1g
  • Sugars

    29.3g
  • Protein

    28.6g
  • Vitamin A

    20%
  • Vitamin C

    52%
  • Calcium

    5%
  • Iron

    12%
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Another leftover turkey recipe, this one adds a little sweet and sour to the bird.

I love turkey, as most of us do, and turkey leftovers are wonderful.

It’s nice to take a break from the regular casserole type turkey leftovers, as good as they are.

Sweet and Sour Leftover Turkey Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 red or green pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 - 19 ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sweet mixed pickle liquid
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1 cup sweet mixed pickles, quartered

Method

Step 1

Sauté vegetables in butter until tender-crisp.

Step 2

Drain pineapple reserving juice. Add water to make up 2 cups liquid. Stir into mixture of sugar and cornstarch until smooth.

Step 3

Add mixture to vegetables with pickle liquid, ketchup and soy sauce. Cook stirring constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add pineapple, turkey, and pickles. Heat through and serve over cooked rice.

Variations:

  • Use fresh or leftover chicken and this becomes a terrific sweet and sour chicken recipe.
  • If you wish you can coat the turkey or chicken pieces with egg then flour and fry them to create a batter as in the image.

There are just so many times you want to eat hot turkey sandwiches and casseroles. This recipe for sweet and sour turkey is a nice change.

Of course, you can also use this recipe with chicken.

Either way, it’s a nice sweet and sour recipe. I think you will enjoy it.

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Sweet and Sour Leftover Turkey Recipe

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