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South of the Border Turkey Hand Pies
Can you believe we are counting down to Thanksgiving and Christmas?! I wait all year for my favorite season: the holidays! The Christmas music, food, and being surrounded by people I love is awesome! Thanksgiving is just about a week and a half away, and I’m counting the days until it’s Turkey time. We usually have the traditional foods like Turkey, mac & cheese, greens, dressing, etc., etc. However, since my husband is very creative in the kitchen and loves to add new items to our menu, he came up with this idea, let’s add a little flavor to the menu.Flavor as in with a Latin twist.
La Morena® products are available at Meijer. And since Meijer is a one-stop shop for all of your holiday needs, we picked up a few of the La Morena® products, plus other ingredients to make Turkey Hand Pies. We usually entertain friends and families over the holidays, and it’s nothing like an amazing, savory meal to bring everyone together.
To me, food is medicine. With my parents no longer here to celebrate the holidays with us, I count on digging into delicious dishes and surrounding myself with family and close friends to fill the aching void.
Now, you might be thinking, uh yeah, I’m sticking with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I totally get that. However, you know you will have a ton of leftover turkey. And if you’re like me, I can only do leftovers for so long. Thankfully, with Derrick in the kitchen, we can use our leftover turkey to make new dishes. Such as the South of the Border Turkey Hand Pies.
Yes, south, as in South of the border! We culled the flavors from Central and South America to pull this one off. And we think you’re going to like it too. We grabbed some black beans, peppers, green onions, fresh off the cob sweet corn, cilantro, tomatillos, and of course leftover turkey. Yep, we took the turquía and the rest of the fixings and stuffed it all into pastry dough, talk about a great way to reinvent leftovers. Wasn’t that so cool of us?
La Morena® is encouraging to try something different this year, along with your traditional dishes. La Morena® is a trusted brand known to produce high quality, ingredients you can depend on to produce delicious recipes this holiday season.
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- 2 cups chopped turkey
- 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels
- 1/2 cup green onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- 1 cup Mexican cooking sauce
- 1 cup La Morena® Beans
- 1 7 oz can La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
- 2 tablespoons La Morena® pickled jalapeño peppers
You will also need:
- 4 prepared pastry dough
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
- 1 cup diced tomatillos, served raw
- 1/2 cup sliced green onion, diced and served raw
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, chopped and served
In a large bowl add chopped leftover turkey, sweet corn kernels, green onion, cilantro, diced tomatoes, shredded Mexican cheese, Mexican cooking sauce, La Morena® black beans, La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, and La Morena® pickled jalapeño peppers. Mix ingredients well.
Remove two pastry pie shells, and lay then flat. Cut out a two 4″x6″ square, and lay them side by side.
Spread a tablespoon of Mexican cooking sauce onto each pastry square and spread it around evenly.
Spoon two tablespoons of the turkey hand pie filling onto one pastry square.
Pull the extra pastry pie shell over the filling and crimp and tuck the sides.
Place parchment paper on top of a cooking sheet.
Make the egg wash by adding one (1) egg and one (1 tablespoon) of heavy cream or milk into a small bowl and whisk until mixed.
Using a baker’s brush, coat the top pastry dough with egg wash.
Transfer turkey hand pies to the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place into a preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 15 – 20 minute.
Remove pies from the oven and allow the hand pies to cool.
Top the Turkey Hand Pies with cilantro, salsa, diced tomatillo, and green onion
You can find La Morena® products in the Mexican foods/world foods aisle. For me, it was aisle 11 at the W. Saginaw Meijer location.