Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Turkey, Leek and White Bean Stew

6 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 3 Comments

My initial idea to use the remaining leftover Thanksgiving turkey was a white chili, but then I realized I didn’t actually have any chilies, or peppers for that matter. So I’ll call this a “stew” instead. Whatever it is, it was GOOD! I knew I’d be the only one eating it so I decided to spice it up a bit. Topped with just a bit of colby/jack cheese and some fresh cilantro, it was a warm bowl of goodness on a cold rainy day. Turkey, Leek and White Bean Stew

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 leeks chopped
  • 2 cups of your favorite broth (I used stock made from the turkey!)
  • 8 oz of leftover turkey meat
  • 1 can of white (Northern) beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper (less or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp green chili sauce

Heat the oil and sauté the leeks until softened and just browning. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for at least 20 minutes, allowing all the flavors to merge and deepen.

Top with a bit of grated cheese and some fresh or dried cilantro.

I love 1 pot dishes! Pretty easy, no? :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
230 5g 4g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 1g 24g 23g

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    November 30, 2010

    Oh my gosh that looks so good. That is right up my alley! I just tried Northern Beans for the first time recently, and I love them! They are so soft and squishy (in a good way). Wish I had some leftover turkey to make this with. Love the fresh cilantro on top; that seals the deal for me. Reply

    Megan Bennett

    December 1, 2010

    This looks really good. Yum! Thanks for sharing it. Reply


    December 1, 2010

    When you get chiles again, make my 2 point ancho chile soup - it was so good! I made a turkey breast a couple weeks before Thanksgiving since I knew we were doing ham on Thanksgiving - it was a great way to use up the leftover turkey! :D Hope all is well with you! Reply