Quick Turkey Cassoulet

leftovers turkey cassoulet

A quick simmer on the stove transforms leftover turkey into a comforting supper.

Quick Turkey Cassoulet
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  2. 1 (16-ounce) package frozen vegetable seasoning blend, thawed and drained
  3. 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  4. 1 cup Homemade Turkey Stock (recipe follows)
  5. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  6. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  7. 1 (14.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  8. 1 (14.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  9. 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  10. 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  11. 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  12. 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  13. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  14. Garnish: fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium- high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove sausage from pan using a slotted spoon, reserving drippings in pan. Add seasoning blend; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, Homemade Turkey Stock, and wine. Bring to a simmer; stir in tomato paste, beans, turkey, vinegar, salt, pepper, and thyme. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in sausage. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving, if desired.
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Homemade Turkey Stock
Yield: approximately 3 quarts
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Ingredients
  1. 1 leftover turkey carcass
  2. 4 carrots, chopped
  3. 3 stalks celery, chopped
  4. 2 yellow onions, quartered
  5. 1 head garlic, halved
  6. 3 bay leaves
  7. 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  8. 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  9. 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  10. 4 quarts water
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, combine all ingredients. (Add additional water to cover by 2 inches, if necessary.) Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 2 hours. (Skim surface as needed.) Remove from heat; strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard solids. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week, or freeze up to 1 month.
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