American Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I have found you a whole host of ways to cook your bird, sides to go with it, and even pie! PIE! For the Canadian readers you can throw caution to the winds and indulge in turkey again, or try some delicious spicy bean and cheese enchiladas, a smoky vegetarian chili, delicious steak sandwich, or some spicy potato curried potato chick pea patties. All are so full of flavor that they will keep you going when the winter storms hit. Brr!
How do you like your turkey? Check out these delicious recipes we found from all over the internets. Like your turkey deep fried? Amber over at Bluebonnets and Brownies shows you just how easy it can be, with video instructions and a brine recipe to boot. I was skeptical at first, but the luscious photo that you see above is the result of Amber’s labor in the kitchen. Prefer your turkey roasted? Alton Brown’s recipe is the most popular on Food Network Canada for the sixth year running. How about sides? I have those covered too. Dessert? What would Thanksgiving be without pie?
Deep Fried Turkey (Blue Bonnets and Brownies)
Good Eats Brined Roasted Turkey (Alton Brown, Food Network)
Poblano and Cilantro Roasted Turkey (A Southern Fairytale)
Stuffing Muffins (Rachael Ray)
Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, and Mashed Potatoes (The Pioneer Woman)
Cranberry Sauce 3 Ways (Smitten Kitchen)
Pumpkin Pie (Notes From the Cookie Jar)
Pumpkin Cheesecake (Cookin’ Canuck)
Maple Pecan Squares (Notes From the Cookie Jar)
This versatile chili from Dara at Cookin’ Canuck has a secret ingredient-cocoa! Chipolte peppers add some heat, and you can take this from vegetarian to a meat lovers chili if you prefer. When the wind is blowing, this will be just the thing to warm you up. Ladle into big bowls and serve with cornbread or tortilla chips for dipping.
Looking for something for the meat eaters in the house? These sandwiches are sure to please your carnivores, with a succulent steak and mushroom onion sandwich slathered with red pepper and basil mayo. Rachel from A Southern Fairytale says that they are in the top 5 of her all time favorite sandwiches, and judging from the picture, I can see why. Don’t lick your screens, okay?
When I’m in the mood for Mexican food, I always turn to the Crepes of Wrath. Sydney, having lived in Arizona, knows Mexican food. This bean and cheese enchilada recipe is one of the best enchiladas she’s ever had in her life, and I agree-it’s delicious. Stuffed full of black beans, spicy pepper jack cheese, corn, and then smothered in tomato sauce and cheese before baking, these were practically inhaled by every member of my family. You must try them!
Stumped for dinner one evening, I sent a plea out to Twitter for dinner inspiration. Katie responded with this recipe and I was intrigued.