Recipe by duonyte
The original recipe called for raw veal. I have changed it to use leftovers, add color and create more sauce. The fun here is that you can use other spices or herbs in place of nutmeg, add more veggies, whatever suits.
Top Review by rosie316
What a clever idea!!! I never even considered making a bechamel sauce in the microwave. You are a genius. I made this tonight to start to use up my left-over turkey from Thanksgiving. So quick and easy. I honestly don't know about the ounces I used... the mushrooms (I had a handful), the bell pepper (about a quarter of one) and the turkey (enough that I thought would feed hubby and I). I served this with extra-wide egg noodles (that were boiling as I made this). We really enjoyed this quick dinner. Thank you for posting. (Made for PRMR)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 green onion, sliced (green and white parts)
- 1⁄4 lb mushroom, sliced
- 2 ounces red bell peppers, julienned
- 6 ounces cooked turkey (turkey, chicken, veal, or pork all work) or 6 ounces cooked chicken (turkey, chicken, veal, or pork all work) or 6 ounces cooked pork, julienned (turkey, chicken, veal, or pork all work)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 1⁄3 cup half-and-half or 1⁄3 cup cream
- salt and pepper, to taste
- nutmeg, to taste
- hot cooked noodles or hot cooked rice
- minced fresh parsley (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a microwave safe casserole or baking pan, place 1 tbl. butter. Microwave on High for 30 seconds. Add the green onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper, stir, and microwave on High for 3 minutes, stirring once.
- Add the julienned meat, and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring once.
- With a slotted spoon, remove all the solids from the pan and set aside. Pour the juice into a measuring cup and add enough water or broth to make 1/2 cup.
- Put 1 tbsp butter in the pan and stir in the flour completely. Cook for 1 minute on High. Gradually whisk in the juices, wine and half-and-half or cream. Return to the microwave and cook for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute.
- Stir in the meat and veggies, add a couple of gratings of whole nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on High for 2 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve over hot noodles or rice. Sprinkle with minced parsley, if desired.