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What to do with shredded turkey meat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Hey everyone, On Sunday, I cooked a large (bone-in, with skin) turkey breast, and it produced a TON - about 9 cups - of shredded meat. I stuck about half of it in the freezer, but I don't really know what to do with the other half. I have used it on salad, but I don't really know what to do with it for dinner. It was seasoned pretty basically when cooked (salt, pepper, a little creole seasoning, and cooked with 1 lemon), so I think I can take it any direction.

It's also a little dry, not horrible, but I figured I would want to add some fat when heating it back up. What fat would be best for that?

I don't want it to go to waste, but I need some suggestions on how to fix it!

Also, how long should it stay good in the fridge? I am thinking about doing most of my cooking on Sat/Sun, but I don't want the meats to spoil before the end of the week.

Thanks :-D

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My family likes turkey enchladas buy 2 cans enchlada sauce put in sauce pan add 1 can of milk, garlic, onion, chili pepper to your taste, Add turkey and cook 20 minutes. In a freezer / oven safe bowl layer corn tortillas, cheese, sauce from above. Put the enchaladas into the freeezer for the best flavor. Then when you need a good meal bake in oven until hot clear through and enjoy.

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on March 29, 2012
at 07:17 PM

i do a variation of this w/ EV coconut oil and salsa

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on March 29, 2012
at 01:28 PM

Throw it on a salad, put it in a soup, make turkey salad with a paleo mayo, put it in chili, add it to an omelet. I wouldn't keep it in the fridge too much longer than a week before doing something with it.

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on March 29, 2012
at 05:50 PM

I usually chop it up fairly fine and use it to replace grain in a gratin type recipe... IE the kind of thing that's usually eggs, cheese, veggies and then rice or quinoa. Just sub chopped turkey for the grain, it really resolves the dry/bland turkey breast issue.

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on March 29, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Turkey Chili! Turkey, tomato sauce, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, any veggies you want really! And chili spices! Super easy and reheats like a dream!

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on March 29, 2012
at 02:20 PM

I would heat up the turkey in some spiced coconut milk and serve it on top of chopped salad greens tossed with fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice.

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on March 29, 2012
at 01:33 PM

I would treat it like I treat leftover chicken breast by cooking it up with eggs. Heat up the meat in the fat that you would use for eggs, but with a lot of extra fat. Allow the meat to soak up the fat, then add veggies and then the eggs.

Cooked meats can be refrozen if you want to cook once a week, but one week in the fridge should be ok.

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on March 29, 2012
at 05:28 PM

If shredded meat is a little dry, I like to heat it up, give it a good dose of melted butter, then drench it in hot sauce and mustard. Delicious.

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on March 29, 2012
at 07:17 PM

i do a variation of this w/ EV coconut oil and salsa

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on March 29, 2012
at 05:24 PM

If it's on the dry side, I'd make some mayo & do turkey salad lettuce wraps! If you have broth, you can puree that with some cooked veggies (onions, carrots) and make gravy.

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