Are you the type of person who has the turkey carcass in your freezer from Thanksgiving?
Did you make a turkey for Christmas and was wondering what to do with the leftovers?
Are you tired of the same turkey sandwich in your lunchbox?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have the recipe for you. What? You already ate all your leftover turkey? No worries, this can be made with chicken also.
Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 medium bell pepper (I used green)
3 stalks of celery
1 medium onion
2 quarts homemade turkey stock or store bought
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons creole seasoning
4 cups leftover turkey meat cut into bite size chunks
2 lbs Andouille or kielbasa type sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups cooked white rice
Preheat your oven for 350 degrees. Combine the oil and flour in a large Dutch oven. Put the lid on and set it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Don’t peek, don’t open the lid, just leave it. At this point you should have a chocolate brown roux. Meanwhile chop up your pepper, celery and onion. Add that to the pot. Mix it around until it starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add your stock, garlic, thyme bay and creole seasonings. Bring back to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add the turkey and the sausage and simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve with hot rice.