For Thanksgiving my husband smoked the most amazing turkey. We ate and ate and ate from that bird, and I still had a ton of leftover meat. After freezing some of it, there was fresh meat that I needed to use soon.

Well, today came and it was a really long and hard day for us, my son had surgery. He was in the hospital for 6 hours today, which was exhausting for all of us (emotionally and physically). He is doing great and is home now, but we got home later than we expected.

My family was so hungry and I needed a quick and healthy meal FAST that used up the turkey. Turkey Stir-Fry was it…and oh my goodness was it delicious!! I only wished I had doubled it so I could eat it again.  The beauty of this recipe is that it is so versatile! You can sub out chicken, shrimp or steak for the turkey, and as far as the veggies go, the combinations are endless. Sub broccoli for the green beans, add mushrooms, water chestnuts or

Just take your leftover meat, add 2 or more vegetables and you will have an amazing, quick, and nutritious meal.

Turkey Stir Fry


Time: 25 minutes


2 Cups Meat of Choice, (chop if using leftover turkey)

1 Bag “Steam in Bag” Green beans, steamed and then chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1.5 Cups Brown Rice (uncooked)

2 Cups Water

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp butter



In a medium sauce pan, add 1.5 cups dry brown rice, 2 cups water, and 1 tsp olive oil.

Bring to a boil.

Once it boils, turn down heat to simmer, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir Fry:

While rice is cooking, get a large frying pan, and turn your stove to med-high heat.

Pierce green bean bag with a fork 4 times and place in microwave for 3 minutes.

Add 1 Tbsp coconut oil to pan.

Once melted, add your meat, peppers, and green beans.

Cook, stirring constantly for 7 minutes.

Add 1 Tbsp Soy sauce, stir and let rest.

When the rice is done, remove the lid and add 1 tsp butter, stir in with a fork.

Add 1 tsp soy sauce and gently stir.


Add 1/4 cup cooked rice to your plate and top with 1 cup of the stir fry mix.


Stay Informed-Kate Swain-Crockpot Empire

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