So many leftover ideas, so little time! Why not create all three?
What's better than Thanksgiving? The day after! Trust me, these leftovers are all worth doing and super easy. The first one is a leftover empanada; it is so easy! All you need is already-made pie crust from the store.
Second up is a leftover arepa, also a piece of cake. To make arepa dough you need pre-cooked cornflour (ask in your local Hispanic food store what the right flour is to prepare arepas), water and salt. That's it!
Last but not least is probably the easiest recipe on earth: chiles serranos stuffed with turkey and cheese. All you need to do is pop them in the oven and in less than 20 minutes you have a low-carb, post-Thanksgiving dish.
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out the already-made piecrust. Make smaller pies, about 6-inches in diameter each, using a bowl or a cup to make the desired shape.
Once you have your smaller pies, place one tablespoon of turkey meat in the middle. Make sure not to overstuff the empanadas or else they will break. Fold in half, seal with the fork. Brush with egg wash and top with a bit of cheese so it melts in the oven. Make sure to poke the empanadas with the fork make little holes; this will stop them from bursting open in the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes, or as the dough directs in the instructions. Allow the empanadas to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.
Preheat the oven to 375º F. In a large bowl, mix the pre-cooked cornmeal with warm water. Add a dash of salt. Knead until everything has been well mixed. Make small ball shapes out of the dough. Then flatten until you achieve an arepa shape. Place the arepas in a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 10.
Once the arepas are done, place them in a basked with a kitchen towel. This will keep them warm. Fill the arepa with leftover turkey, cheddar cheese and top with a little bit of gravy.
Leftover chiles rellenos
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Cut the poblano peppers in half lengthwise but not all the way through - you are creating a sort of hammock for the ingredients. Place each in a baking dish; you will assemble them there.
Fill each pepper with turkey meat, followed by cheese, white onion, tomatoes, oregano, olive oil and a dash of salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!