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Ginger Turkey and Black Beans

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

For a southwestern flavour to any leftover turkey, and to please your family, try this hearty version of Ginger Turkey and Black Beans. It serves 6 easily, and the added ginger helps with the digestion, and as a preventative for colds that run rampant during this time of year. However, this recipe is well received all year round.

4-5 c cooked cubed turkey

salt and pepper, to taste

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp ginger (prefer to use fresh, but powdered is acceptable)

2 T lime juice

1 tsp minced garlic

½ c chopped green onions

1-15 oz can sliced peaches, drained and cut into chunks

2-15 oz cans undrained black beans

1. Put the turkey in the bottom of a 2 quart oblong baking dish. Sprinkle the salt and pepper, garlic powder, and the paprika over top.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the peaches, ginger, lime juice, garlic, green onions and the black beans.

3. Spoon this mixture over top of the turkey. Cover, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until the turkey is warmed through. Serve as a side with mashed potatoes, or over top of rice. Enjoy!

For more ideas for left-over holiday turkey, cost cutting dollar saving recipes, and so much more, please check out the ‘Category’ section of the blog) You may wish to add a little more freshly grated ginger for more of a subtle ‘zing’ to this dish. The ginger is a good preventative herb to use against colds and flu during cold seasons.