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Before Thanksgiving I found this recipe through a lady I watch on YouTube. I kept it in mind for the leftover turkey I knew we would have and gave it a try today. It was SO delicious! I thought I would share the recipe with you...because we all want to share goodness with others, right?
Hearty Turkey Stew
4-5 strips of bacon, diced
2 carrots cut into large pieces
2 stalks celery diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. flour, heaped
4 cups chicken or turkey stock
2 cups cooked turkey or chicken
2 potatoes, large cut into large pieces
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup heavy cream (optional)
Cook bacon in a large Dutch Oven over medium heat. Drain excess bacon fat but 2 tbsp. Add sliced leeks, carrots, celery and thyme and cook for 5 minutes over medium low heat, add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
Add 2 heaped tablespoons of flour and mix, then add the stock gradually scaping down the bottom of the pot, bring to a boil, add salt and pepper to taste.
Add 2 potatoes in large chunks, turkey, bay leaves and cook uncovered in a preheated 350 F oven for 45 minutes.
Once the stew is cooked, stir in heavy cream, if desiered. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
JUST A COUPLE OF PERSONAL NOTES:
If you don't care for leeks, you can totally leave them out. Strongheart grows our leeks and I freeze them for use in winter soups. So I did use leeks and it was really good.
Potatoes...We do not keep white potatoes in the house now, but I had sweet potatoes aplenty from what Strongheart grew in the garden. So, I used those and it also was really good.
Oven...if you don't want to put this in the oven for the 45 minutes or you don't have a Dutch Oven or pot that you can put in the oven, the lady on YouTube just cooked her potatoes separately on the stove and added them in at the end and then cooked everything on the stove top for about 20-25 minutes or until the veggies are all tender.
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31