Leftover Sirloin bbq sandwiches with Carmelized Onions

I found myself with alot of leftover sirloin steak… what to do? So I sliced it really thinly, and cooked it with some Carolina bbq sauce. In a separate pan I sauteed some sliced vidalia onions. After they began to soften I added some chipotle pepper, a dash of salt, and a teaspoon or two of molasses. Put it all together on a warmed bun and… voila! Easy and yummy dinner.

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Turkey Soup (from leftovers)

HI all.

What are you going to do with all those left overs… sandwiches… for sure.. a full lunch plate… What about the carcass?… I am boiling a large piece of our victim for some turkey soup. Boil… strain, add some spices, veggies and pasta or rice…that’s it… very easy! Try it..!!

We served ours over egg noodles prepared separately.

Turkey Soup (from leftovers)

Recipe by: Charles Carpenter

Leftover turkey soup is easy to make and good tasting.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: not including boiling turkey 30 minutes

Total time: 50-60 minutes

Ingredients

  • one turkey carcass (boiled)
  • 6-8 quarts water
  • 1 tsp (adjust to taste) salt
  • 1 tsp (adjust to taste) pepper
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 cup chopped baby carrots
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped turkey
  • 4 (adjust to taste)) tsp caldo de pollo

Cooking Directions

  1. Boil turkey carcass for 2-3 hours in enough water to cover. After boiling, strain stock to separate out solids. return stock to stove top, adding seasonings and onions. Simmer on medium for 30 minutes.. adjust seasonings then add veggies.Simmer until carrots are to your liking. Add the turkey meat and heat through.
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Boil carcass for 2-3 hours.

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separating meat and gunk from boiled carcass…

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coarsely chop turkey

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simmer stock with seasonings and onions

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serve over egg noodles, pasta or rice or with a nice thick slice of bread with butter.  😀

Low-carb fried chicken salad

Tonight I wanted something light and easy for dinner. I just love slice fried chicken breast on a salad but I’m on a low-carb diet, so what to do… put a handful of nuts in the blender and finely grind them. Dip the chicken breast on either side and then lightly fry in a little oil or butter. Assemble whatever salad ingredients you want and serve 🙂

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Tostados Para Mi

Yesterday I made a batch of frijoles. A very simple version: pintos, water,salt,chipolte powder and bacon salt. It is very easy to do in the crockpot. We also seasoned a whole chicken and cooked it in “set it and forget it” fashion yesterday for dinner. Gotta love rotisserie chicken. Plenty of leftovers.

So thoughts of dinner come up for tonight. What to do? Why not tacos and for me tostados. Left over rotiss chicken and fresh frijoles… perfect ! Tacos/tostados are so easy to do. Fry up some corn tortillas,chop up tomatos,onions,lettuce, some cheese,add sour cream,salsa,hot sauce of choice and wah la! Two birds with one stone leftovers gone and a great light easy meal.

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Another use for leftover chicken

What to do with this leftover chicken? Well.. It’s a rainy, chilly day. What’s better than soup?! Chicken noodle soup it is!
It is very easy to make.
Here is what I used:
Half a leftover rotisserie chicken ( about 4 cups cubed)
12 cups water
Enough bouillon (half chicken half vegetable to taste) I used more than the bouillon called for to make 12 cups stock.
3 stalks of celery coarsely chopped
3 carrots coarsely chopped
Half an onion finely chopped
2 tsp. poultry seasoning or to taste
Enough egg noodles as needed

Directions:
Boil chicken carcass 2 hours and strain afterwards (saving stock).
Add all ingredients and spices (except egg noodles) to saved stock and simmer until veggies are tender.
Cook egg noodles per package directions and drain.
Serve noodles and add soup to bowl. I use this method for 3 reasons; so that the noodles do not get mooshy, especially if there is any soup left, if someone wants a lot of noodles or if someone does not want noodles.

We had grilled cheese sandwiches with this warm, aromatic soup.

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