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OK, fine, so I made a 16 pound turkey last week and I still have tons of meat leftover. The sandwich thing is getting old in my house, so what can you do with all that extra bird that will excite your family?
A Brazilian friend of ours has made a similar dish to this for years and it’s SO delicious. I gave it a few weelicious tweaks, substituted turkey for chicken and presto, yummy Brazilian turkey polenta casserole.
This one dish meal is also perfect because is freezes beautifully, so you can make a small casserole for tonight and freeze another one for later. The carbohydrate (polenta), the vegetables and the protein (turkey) make this a well-rounded one-pot meal for dinner. And you deserve easy after days and days of cooking for Thanksgiving!

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Brazilian Turkey Casserole

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 cup Okra, frozen or fresh
  • 1 1/2 cup Turkey, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup Quick-Cook Polenta (also known as fine cornmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

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    Nutrition

    Sodium: 650mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Calories: 210kcal | Fat: 7g | Protein: 10g | Carbohydrates: 26g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. One Family. One Meal. | Weelicious ™ - Fast, Easy & Fresh Homemade Home Made Baby Food Babyfood Recipes, Toddler Food and recipes for the entire family! says:

      […] Substitute the milk with rice, soy or almond milk and puree Split Pea Soup Celery Root Soup Brazilian Turkey Polenta: Just puree for baby and serve Quinoa Mexicana Salad: Mash it up for babies, leaving the cherry […]

    2. Jenny Aug 13, 2012 – ..polenta is not hard to make, one part corn meal to two parts water or chicken broth ..simmer ’till fully cooekd. Yikes how lazy can you get when that is time intensive??

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