Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Mexican Turkey and Dumplings on Foodista
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion (8 oz.) peeled and diced
1 green bell pepper, rinsed, stemmed, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
4 cups turkey, cooked and shredded
1 can (15 oz.) chicken broth
1 can (10 oz.) Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 can (10 oz.) red enchilada sauce
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk

Pour oil into a 5 to 6 quart pan over medium-high heat; when hot, add onions, bell pepper and garlic, stir often about 5 to 7 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, enchilada sauce and turkey to pan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk melted butter into milk, stir into flour mixture until blended. Drop batter by tablespoon portions into simmering turkey mixture, cover and simmer gently until dumplings are cooked all the way through (cut to test), about 10 to 12 minutes.

Ladle turkey, dumplings and sauce equally into a wide shallow bowls and serve immediately.

YIELDS: 4 to 6 servings.

NOTES: Shredded leftover turkey or chicken can be used in this recipe.

You can also use 3 pounds skinned chicken thighs. Cook thighs with the broth and tomato mixture until chicken is no longer pink at the bone (cut to test), about 40 minutes.


  1. Looks excellent, Geri, and what a fantastic way to use leftover turkey, without it feeling like "leftover turkey." :) Will be back to your page when I'm figuring out what to do with the leftovers. :)

  2. This looks great. I love using turkey in Mexican recipes. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. i love what u did to the turkey-thumbs up-am looking to bake a few snickerdoodles for thanksgiving-any good options? as of now have SK going good!!!

  4. Hubs will love this....great job.

  5. Thank you for stopping by and i love to exchange new recipe's your mexican turkey looks Delish !!i am now following you too!!

  6. The best thing about food blogs are finding dishes from across the country you'd never find at home. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe and for stopping by my Turkey Day do.

    Jane F

  7. turkey leftover file is getting bigger and bigger. Thanks for the tip on the chicken thigh replacement, may move it farther up the list of things I can cook!

    great post

  8. What a great recipe for leftover turkey this year!!!

  9. So sorry, I failed to give the size of the can of pumpkin on my Pumpkin Praline Pecan Pie Cake. It is a 15 oz can. Hope you enjoy and have a happy thanksgiving!

  10. This is a wonderful dinner. I love dumplings.

  11. Hi!
    Sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    A View of My Life

  12. You said the magic word for my husband he loves any type of Mexican food. This sounds wonderful and something I so could whip up! thanks for the inspiration. I see this in my future ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  13. This looks great. PLus, it's a good way to use up all that turkey we always have left over.

  14. Yummy! I always find you have the best sounding recipes. I'll try this one soon.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! ~Melissa :)

  15. Thanks for visiting my recipe blog. There are sure a lot of good recipes here to browse through. Thanks for leaving your link.

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  16. What a wonderful way to use turkey leftovers. Have a great Thanksgiving. Blessings...Mary

  17. This looks delish! I think it is a soup my soup hating husband would love! Thanks for sharing. I only wish I had leftover turkey!!

  18. Thanks! My husband will love this so much more than traditional chicken and dumplings since I make so much chicken noodle soup! :)