Easy Thanksgiving One Pot Meal
Thanksgiving and other big family meals should be about the people, not being stuck in the kitchen all day. Easy Thanksgiving One Pot Meal is the solution to that dilemma. All of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes are cooked in one big pot - the turkey, stuffing, and corn. To give this one pot recipe even more fall flavor, the food is cooked in pumpkin porter (a type of beer). Of course, if you'd rather omit the pumpkin twist, you can always use regular chicken stock. This full flavored Thanksgiving-style meal is sure to satisfy all.
This recipe was submitted as part of the Swiss Diamond One Pot Wonder Recipe Contest.
- 2 pounds turkey breast with ribs
- 1 yellow onion
- 6 cloves garlic
- 3 (12-ounce) bottles pumpkin porter (or 36 ounces stock)
- 1 pound smoked ham hock
- 4 small (3 to 4 inch) yams (leave whole)
- 2 large carrot chunk cut
- 2 corn cobs, cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces
- 1 box cornbread stuffing mix
- 5 de-ribbed kale leaves
On stove top, heat 8-quart pan and add small amount of oil. Sear turkey breast on all sides. Add onions, garlic, and beer. Boil, then reduce to simmer. Braise, covered, for at least an hour.
Add yams, carrots, and corn on top of the meat. These will steam as they should not be in the liquid for 45 minutes. With 3 minutes remaining de-vein kale and cut and salt. Place on top of everything in pot to steam for 2 minutes.
Take everything out of the pan for plating while reserving the liquid. Strain liquid if desired. Pour 1 cup of liquid on top of cornbread stuffing mix and plate.