Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Pot Pie

Still looking for something to do with all of your leftover turkey? We love this turkey pot pie recipe that I got at church a few years ago. It's definitely a southwestern twist on pot pie but it is still comfort food to me! Green chilies, pinto beans, and cumin give your Thanksgiving leftovers a kick!

Turkey Pot Pie
2 green onions, chopped
3 Tbl. oil
2 (4.5 oz) cans chopped green chiles, undrained (I use frozen green chilies...which gives it a much better flavor but may not be available outside of the southwest!)
1 (2.25 oz) can sliced ripe olives, drained
¼ cup flour
1 ½ tsp ground cumin
2 (16 oz) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
(Sometimes I use more if I don't want it as thick)
2 cups chopped cooked turkey breast (or chicken)
2 cups shredded cheddar or cheddar blend
1 can refrigerated biscuit dough (or make your own!)

In a large pot or dutch oven, saute green onions in oil over medium heat 1 minute. Add green chiles, olives, flour, and cumin. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Stir in turkey. Pour into a 13x9 baking dish. Top with cheese. Top with biscuits.

Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until topping is golden and pot pie is bubbly.