The best part of Thanksgiving (besides friends, family, and being thankful) is the abundance of delicious food. But sometimes, after the second or third day, the flavors of Thanksgiving can be a bit monotonous. Here are some ideas to turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into an entirely different dish!

Turkey Tacos

Add your leftover white or dark turkey meat to a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, and a bit of tomato paste, for a homemade taco seasoning.  If you’re in the mood to simplify, just add your favorite taco seasoning packet. Mix the ingredients together and adjust seasonings to taste. Fill a tortilla with the meat and add your favorite taco toppings! 

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce 

Whether it’s served from a can or a tried-and-true family recipe, cranberry sauce is almost as important as the turkey at the Thanksgiving table. If you have some leftover cranberry sauce, you can turn it into a fresh cranberry BBQ sauce with a tangy kick. You can add it into your favorite, made-from-scratch barbecue sauce recipe (we recommend a blend of apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, onion, mustard, and tomato paste), or simmer the cranberries with your favorite bottled BBQ sauce for a fun twist on a classic flavor!

Breakfast Strata with Sausage

Believe it or not, this classic breakfast dish can be easily created by utilizing your leftover stuffing. To begin composing the strata dish, dice up your stuffing, toss it with beaten eggs, salt and pepper, and your favorite strata ingredients like bacon, sausage, ham, cheese, peppers, onions, tomatoes, herbs, olives, or mushrooms. Then, grease your baking pan with butter or oil and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees. Thanksgiving for breakfast – who knew? 


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