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Smoked Turkey & Ham Cupcakes

 
 

A couple of years back, one of my favorite content creators @seattlebutcherswife on Instagram, posted this amazing recipe to utilize all of those leftovers from Thanksgiving and I totally fell in love with it.

As is my custom, I used this recipe as a guide to making my own version of the "cupcakes" and added in some of my own holiday favorites, most obvious which is the inclusion of the cubed up ham and adding in some of my own Howlowcanyouslow rubs.

These cupcakes aren't just a delicious way to use your left overs during the holidays, but are totally incredible in their own right. Think of them almost like a little mini quiche, but so much better.

Ingredients


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced leeks
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup chopped turkey, diced
  • 1 cup chopped Ham, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 slices of crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Flabby Phoenix Rub- Recipe HERE)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoon white flour
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 2 packages of refrigerated croissant dough.
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method


1. In a large Dutch oven, over medium heat, sauté the leeks in olive oil until tender and the white sections are transparent. Add carrots and celery. Cook until slightly soft.

2. Add turkey, ham, stock, Flabby Phoenix rub and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly.

3. In a separate medium sized pot, add cream, stir for 2 minutes to warm, before slowly adding the flour. Stir continually to combine and whisk out any lumps which form. When thickened, add the thyme and bacon crumbles.

4. Mix the cream mixture into the Dutch oven and fold to combine. Cool the filling completely in the fridge.

5. Prepare your croissant dough. I typically use Pillsbury brand because that's what my supermarket carries, but whatever your favorite is, will work well. Use two triangles and press them together slightly to form one large rectangle piece. Roll flat and then cut in half to make two squares.

6. Press squares into greased, disposable muffin pan. Fill the croissant cups with the turkey and ham filling and top with a couple of tablespoons of the Mozerella.

7. Smoke uncovered at 325-350 F for about 20 minutes, or until the pastry has begun to rise, shows a golden brown color and the cheese is melted and golden.

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