The Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Stir Fry

"A good way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. I make sure I buy a turkey big enough to make this the next day. Originally an adopted recipe"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • SAUCE: Combine all ingredients in small bowl.
  • STIR_FRY: Combine 2 tbsp sauce and the turkey in a bowl. Let marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add sweet potato, broccoli and pepper. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup water; cover and cook 6-8 minutes until sweet potato is tender.
  • Add remaining sauce and heat while stirring gently to combine.

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  1. Excellent way to use up my leftover turkey tenderloin! I only had apple cider vinegar onhand, so I used 1 TBSP of that rather than the white wine vinegar and it still tasted great. Didn't have any sweet potatoe, but I used one red bell pepper, some brocolli, carrots and green onions. I also added a minced garlic clove while sauteeing the veggies.
  2. The flavor of the sauce was good. The directions were difficult for me to follow. I fried white potatoes in oil with onion, then added peppers and meat, when potatoes were done I added broth, sauce and broccoli for 3 minutes. Turned out good.
  3. Wow, I liked this WAY more than I thought I would. The only change I made was to use asparagus rather than broccoli, just because that's what I had. The recipe doesn't state what to do with the turkey and sauce. I added it at the end of the cooking process and that worked fine. I served it over rice made with leftover cooking water from Mean Chef's recipe #48771. The cooking water enhanced the sweet potato flavor and added the heat and zip of curry. The rice and stir-fry were perfect together, negating any possibility of a bland dish. Thanks, Familian!
  4. Easy, flexible, and great results. The sauce is deliscious and the use of sweet potato really complements all the different flavours.
  5. I really liked the sauce, very interesting combination and would try it once more. My proportions were different than what's stated simply because I only had a sweet soy sauce marinade at home (so I didn't need to add sugar, and increased the vinegar). I didn't have left over turkey, so I cooked fresh turkey with some of the sauce, and then added that to the stir fry toward the end with very little of the sauce, just for extra flavoring. I wasn't sure if that's what the recipe called for since there was no explanation of what to do with the turkey. I didn't have any sweet potato (and not crazy about it anyway), but had green beans, and that went well. ETA: I tried this again with the correct ingredients, but really tasted the same as previously.


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