Carolina Style Leftover Turkey Stumbo (a stew that is so delicious that it wants to be a Gumbo)

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Carolina Style Leftover Turkey Stumbo
Serves 6
This is a stew that is so delicious it wants to be a gumbo!
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
  1. 2 stalks celery chopped
  2. 1 medium onion chopped
  3. 2 carrots chopped
  4. 3/4 bag frozen diced potatoes or you could use fresh
  5. 8-10 mushrooms chopped
  6. 1 bag of frozen corn
  7. 1 package of turkey keilbasa
  8. 4 cups of chicken broth (we use homemade broth it's usually frozen)
  9. 1 can of homemade canned tomatoes
  10. 1/3 stick butter
  11. salt
  12. pepper
  13. garlic - I used powder or granulated garlic
  14. chili powder
  15. kickin' chicken by weber
  16. about 2 cups leftover chopped up turkey.
  1. In a cast iron skillet melt the butter.
  2. Add chopped onion, celery, and carrots and cook until they start to become translucent.
  3. Next add potatoes and mushrooms. (don't add the corn yet)
  4. Season these ingredients with salt, pepper, garlic, Kickin' Chicken by Weber, and chili powder and stir in pan.
  5. In the meantime thaw broth in sink.
  6. Add broth to stock pot.
  7. Then add vegetable mixture and now is the time to add the corn.
  8. Next add your can of home canned tomatoes I usually use a quart jar a comparison with
  9. grocery store tomatoes would probably be their large jar.
  10. Next I unwrap the turkey kielbasa and slice it and throw it in the pot.
  11. Lastly I add the leftover turkey about 2 cups and make sure it's kind of chopped up evenly.
  12. Stir everything up and let cook for about an hour and a half or two hours.
  1. The longer it cooks and the flavors meld together the better it will be! Enjoy!
Lil' Suburban Homestead

After hearing from my Louisiana friends on Facebook for I did not want to offend for one I did not use a Roux in this recipe I also did not use any authentic Cajun spices and oh my I had no okra so I didn’t use that. I know my Louisiana friends take their Gumbo very seriously and out of respect for them I am calling my recipe a Stumbo a stew that is so delicious it wants to be a Gumbo but what is really cool about this recipe is that it is truly a prepared pantry recipe as I had all the ingredients readily available and it’s nice on the wallet too!

The closer we get to knowing all the ingredients the closer to good health we are and I love taking ingredients like leftover turkey and creating them into something completely new! I have to share my recipe for using turkey leftovers and the results were beyond what I anticipated. The Viking and I put together a delicious turkey gumbo Carolina Style I say that because the soup had a pleasant smoky flavor I attributed to the turkey sausage but not really a cajun flavor authentic gumbo however it was quite memorable!

This would be great served with some potato pancakes which coincidentally I have a blog post coming soon!

(I don’t usually advocate a spice by brand but this Kickin’ Chicken by Weber is my new favorite spice right now it’s awesome and I don’t even work or get paid by Weber to say this LOL!)

Hope you enjoy this recipe!


Karen Lynn

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