The Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich

The Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich
Staff Writer

Alexis Murphy

No one can argue with the flavor combination of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry, but we assure you that our recipe for this sandwich is unlike any other, taking each and every step into careful consideration.

Notes

Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 4  Ounces  sliced roasted turkey
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1/4  Cup  chicken stock
  • 3/4  Cups  stuffing
  • 2  Tablespoons  gravy
  • slices sourdough bread
  • 2  Tablespoons  cranberry sauce
  • 1  Tablespoon  mayonnaise

Directions

Toast the sourdough bread. While the bread is toasting, prepare your other ingredients so that you are ready to assemble when it’s ready.

In a small sauté pan, melt the butter and chicken stock together over low heat. Add the turkey slices and cook for 3-4 minutes on low, turning the turkey frequently so that it does not take on any color from the cooking. You only want to reheat the turkey — not fry it — so make sure the heat is very low so that there is a braising process in effect.

Combine the stuffing and the gravy in a small bowl. Give it a good stir and microwave until heated through, about 1 minute. Stop the microwave after 30 seconds and stir it again before microwaving it for the rest of the time.

When the bread is done, spread the cranberry sauce on 1 slice, making sure to cover the bread corner to corner, then top with the stuffing. Use a spoon to spread out the stuffing so that it, like the cranberry sauce, covers every inch of the bread. On the other slice, spread the mayonnaise and top with the hot turkey. Combine the 2 slices together, turkey to stuffing, and serve.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
27g
30%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
101g
78%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
4040mg
100%
Water
155g
6%

Leftover Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Leftover Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.