Sweet and Sour Using Leftover Turkey

Sweet and Sour Using Leftover Turkey | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube


Holidays don’t only mean parties, food, and drinks, but also leftovers. With a lot of things going on and the tables full, it’s inevitable to have leftovers and that’s a common occurrence in almost every household and every celebration. But, for some people, it’s not something to be sad with because if you’re like me, then you’re probably obsessed with repurposing leftover turkeys too. There are a lot of methods and recipes to turn your turkeys into another tasty dish, but this recipe just tops it all! It doesn’t require any baking, it’s easy to make and it’s delicious. So if this holiday leaves you with leftover turkeys, then you should give this recipe a go.



Crispy Turkey

  • 14 ounces (400g) Leftover cooked turkey, shredded or chopped into cubes/pieces
  • 2 tbsp. Cornflour or cornstarch
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 large Onion, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 Red pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped/crushed
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • ⅔ cup (150 ml) Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Malt vinegar
  • 6 tbsp. Dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 15 ounces (425g) Canned pineapple chunks in juice


Step 1

Put the chopped turkey in a large bowl then add the cornflour, salt, and pepper, toss it until the turkey is fully coated. Place the pan or wok in high heat, then add the turkey and let it cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, turn it occasionally until crispy and golden brown. Remove the turkey from the pan and transfer it onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain excess oil.

Leftover Turkey Easy Recipe Ideas
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Step 2

Prepare the sauce. Using the same pan, add another vegetable oil and onions, then cook it over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add peppers, garlic, and ginger, then cook for a few minutes. Add the tomato ketchup, vinegar, dark brown sugar, and the canned pineapple including the juice, give it a good stir then bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer while stirring occasionally until it slightly thickens or about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the crispy turkey and cook for another 2 minutes while stirring until completely coated with sauce.

Easy and cheap leftover turkey recipe
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Sweet and Sour Using Leftover Turkey

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