Leftover Turkey Stew with Sweet Potato Dumplings

Normally, I like to make hot turkey sandwiches from leftovers, but we didn’t have gravy, and after liking the sweet potato biscuits so much, I thought I’d try sweet potato dumplings.

Turkey Stew with Sweet Potato Dumplings
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cups (or what you have) leftover chopped turkey meat
4 cups (aprx.) fresh or frozen vegetables (I had asparagus ends, peas, corn, chinese cabbage, and carrots)
1 can or 2 cups cooked chickpeas
3 large onions chopped
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water mixed with 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or lemon juice
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons fresh sage (or dried)
2 tablespoons thyme
1 tsp. ground pepper

Dump soup, herbs, pepper,  and turkey into slow cooker.  stew 002Saute onions and garlic, then add water to pan and simmer for about a minute.stew 001 Pour skillet into cooker.  Add vegetables.  stew 003Cook on low for about 4 hours or as long as you like.  Before making dumplings, turn cooker on to high for about half an hour until it is simmering and as hot as possible.

Sweet Potato Dumplings (almost the same as Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 heaping tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablepoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp vinegar (I had malt vinegar)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
1/3 cup milk (depending on the moisture of the potatoes)

Mix dry ingredients together.  Combine butter, sweet potato, sugar, and vinegar,stew 004 then cut this mixture into the dry mix to make a crumbly dough.  stew 005Mix in milk until dough is slightly sticky.stew 006

Drop by spoonfulls into simmering stew.  stew 007Cover and do not lift lid for 30 minutes.stew 008Result:  The dumplings turned out really well, you could really taste the sweet potato.  I was also suprised at how good the stew was considering the canned soup and how little effort!stew 009


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