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bbq turkey pizza

BBQ Turkey Pizza

bbq turkey pizzaLeftover turkey doesn’t have to be boring!  This barbeque turkey pizza is a great, alternative way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers!

BBQ Turkey Pizza
Yields 36
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cooked shredded turkey
  2. 1 cup BBQ sauce
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  4. Prepared baked pizza crust
  5. 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  6. 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  7. 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  8. Cornmeal, as needed
  9. ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Toss shredded turkey with barbecue sauce.
  2. Brush olive oil atop crust. Cover with turkey mixture.
  3. Top with chopped onion and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 6-8 minutes on hot cornmeal-dusted stone/pan.
  6. Cook until cheese melts and crust is crisp and golden.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/

Iowa Girl Eats Tours a Turkey Farm (and makes Mini Salsa Turkey Meatloaves!)

In June, Kristin Porter, the blogger behind the amazing website, Iowa Girl Eats, toured a turkey farm in Ida Grove and then cooked up some lunch with the Iowa Turkey Federation’s Executive Director and Home Economist, Gretta Irwin.

Turkey farm tour
Kristin Porter, AKA Iowa Girl Eats, poses with a flock of turkeys on Dan Roeder’s farm near Ida Grove, IA.

Porter’s farm tour was part of the Iowa Food and Family Project‘s “Join My Journey” initiative, where Porter was invited to visit Iowa farms and share her experiences with her loyal readers.

Porter wrote about her turkey farm tour

kristin porter iowa girl eats turkey farm

And then shared this amazing turkey recipe on her blog.  Click through to find out how to make Mini Salsa Turkey Meatloaves!

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turkey peppers recipe

Atomic Turkey Pepper Recipe

turkey peppers recipe

 

 

Atomic Turkey Pepper
Tasty appetizers; prepare in advance and grill!
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Ingredients
  1. 15 peppers - Jalapeño, mini sweet red, yellow or green
  2. peppers to make 30 pieces
  3. 1 package turkey bacon, cut in half
  4. 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm® Turkey Lit'l Smokies®
  5. 2, 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  6. 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
Instructions
  1. 1. Slice the peppers lengthwise to form two pieces. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and membrane.
  2. 2. Mix the cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Fill the hollowed out portion of the peppers with the cheese mixture.
  3. 3. Place one Lit'l Smokies® on top of the cream cheese mixture. Wrap the half slice of bacon around the pepper. If the bacon is not staying tightly wrapped, it may be necessary to use a toothpick to hold it in place.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours before grilling.
  5. 4. Place top side down on a medium heat grill until the bacon is crisp.
  6. Flip to the pepper side and cook until the pepper is tender and the
  7. bacon is browned. Keep the lid covered while cooking.
  8. * To cook in the oven: Bake in the oven, set at 425 F, for 20-30 minutes
  9. or until the bacon is browned.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
Grilled turkey tenderloin

Iowa’s Grilled Turkey Tenderloin

Grilled turkey tenderloin

 

Sold at the Turkey Grill at the Iowa State Fair for over 30 years, this tenderloin is sure to be a family favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

Iowa's Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
Yields 4
Sold at the Turkey Grill at the Iowa State Fair, this tenderloin is sure to be a family favorite.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  2. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  3. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1/4 cup dry sherry OR red wine
  5. 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
  6. 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 pound turkey tenderloin
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In a self-sealing plastic bag, plastic storage container or glass dish, combine all ingredients except the turkey.
  3. 3. If desired, slice the turkey tenderloins in half lengthwise, making two thinner fillets. To make cutting easier, place tenderloins in freezer for 20 minutes before slicing.
  4. 4. Add the turkey to the bag or container. Seal the bag or cover the container.
  5. 5. Place in refrigerator and marinate for several hours.
  6. 6. Drain off the marinade and discard.
  7. 7. Grill over direct medium heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until meat thermometer registers 170 degrees F. and turkey is no longer pink.
  8. 8. If desired, serve on a hot dog or hoagie bun with favorite sandwich toppings.
Notes
  1. 1 serving: Calories 166, Protein 25.7 g, Fat 6.3 g (Saturated 1.2 g), Cholesterol 58.7 mg, Sodium 257.6 mg, Carbohydrate 1.1 g, Fiber .1 g
  2. Serve with: Fresh Melon and Cabbage Slaw
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/