Well, Thanksgiving’s coming. Get ready for some gratitude & lots of leftover turkey. Just in time for a slow-cooker turkey stew recipe to use up some of that while making everyone even more grateful at the same time. Serves 8 – 10. Assuming you already have the turkey, it costs less than $15. Prep. time: about 30 minutes.
To make slow-cooker turkey stew, for step one, you’ll need:
- 4 – 5 medium potatoes (peeled & diced)
- 1 16-ounce package of baby carrots
- 1 1/2 cups of celery (chopped)
- 1 16-ounce package of frozen corn (kernels, not on the cob)
- 8-ounce ham steak, cut into cubes
- 1 1/2 – 2 pounds of turkey, already cooked & cut up/shredded
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon marjoram leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
Follow these directions:
- Add all the ingredients to the slow-cooker and stir.
To make slow-cooker turkey stew, for step two, you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups turkey broth or turkey drippings (if you have them saved from Thanksgiving)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 cups heavy cream
Follow these directions:
- Melt the butter over low/medium heat in a large saucepan.
- Add chopped onion and cook until butter is melted (make sure to stir so it doesn’t burn).
- Sprinkle in flour slowly (if you go too fast, it’ll clump).
- After it’s mixed together and the consistency of paste, remove from heat & slowly stir in the 2 cups of turkey broth.
- Add the salt & pepper.
- Return saucepan to the stove, bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir constantly until mixture is thick and smooth (like gravy).
- With saucepan still over the heat, stir in lemon juice & cream until fully blended.
- Remove from heat & pour this mixture evenly over the top layer in the slow-cooker. Stir.
- Cover crock-pot & heat on HIGH for 4 hours or until the vegetables are soft.
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8 thoughts on “Slow-Cooker Fabulous Turkey Stew”
Thank you for what looks to be a delicious way to use up the leftover turkey. After the second day of leftovers I’m usually ready to pitch everything in the refrigerator. Adding ham sounds just about perfect…maybe it will kill the taste of the turkey. 🙂
You are most welcome. I know, I’m the same way. Day 2 of leftovers & I’m about done with the turkey. I make this every year after Thanksgiving. My husband’s happy he doesn’t have to eat a turkey sandwich (or 6 or 7 ~ lol) & I’m happy because it’s easy.
Glad I’m not the only one. Turkey just tastes weird to me after the second day. If the flavor didn’t change, I wouldn’t mind eating it that third day. LOL…6 or 7 sandwiches…my daughter would actually love that. There can never be enough leftovers for her. 🙂
LOL. Not a fan of leftovers myself, which is why I play around with recipes so I can come up with something new.
That sounds delicious, Shelli! I think I may have to give this one a try for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂
Hi Deeone! It is delicious. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try.
Going to give this a whirl! Thanks, Shelli!
Hi Melissa! Hope you enjoy it. Let me know how it turns out. 🙂
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