Turkey Isn’t Just for Thanksgiving

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There’s this misconception that turkey is only for the holidays, like Thanksgiving or Christmas. But why limit yourself to eating this delicious bird only twice a year? June, believe it or not, is actually Turkey Month. To honor that, we’ve got some summer turkey recipes you’re going to love. Best of all, these recipes are totally manageable in an RV or motorhome kitchen since they don’t involve cooking an entire bird. Smart, huh?

Spicy Turkey Chili for Your Summer Adventures

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons dark chili powder, 1 palm fulls
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning blend, any brand, 1 palm full
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, 1/2 palm full
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons of your preferred hot sauce
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped (any color)
  • 1/2 bottle beer (the alcohol cooks out), about 1 cup
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels or any other frozen veggie mix

Directions:

Heat a pot over medium to medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 3 turns of the pan, and the turkey meat. Season the meat with: chili powder, grill seasoning, cumin, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Break up the meat with the back of a wooden spoon into small crumbles.Chop the onion, reserving 1/4 of it for topping the chili. Brown meat 5 minutes, then add onions and chopped bell peppers and cook 10 minutes more. Add beer and deglaze the pan, scraping up the drippings and cooking off the alcohol. Add tomato sauce and barbecue sauce and bring to a bubble. It using corn kernels add them now. Let chili simmer 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings and heat level to your taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Turkey Salad to Cool Off on a Hot Day

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked, boneless turkey, cut in small chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped fine
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 small peeled apple, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Directions:

Mix everything together. Add more or less of mayo and seasonings based on your preference. Serve on bread or crackers.

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