Salvadoran Turkey Sandwiches

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“I am all about good, cheap eats! Turkey drumsticks are always a bargain buy, but I've never done much besides roast them. Three hours cooking, but most of this is untended ... a good recipe for a weekend day when you're doing housework. This recipe was posted on Saveur's website.”
3hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Purée beer, oil, peppercorns, sesame seeds, pepitas, oregano, annatto, garlic, bay leaves, and 1 cup water in a blender. Combine purée and turkey in a dutch oven; season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil on the stove, cover, and bake until turkey is very tender, about 2 hours.
  2. Purée tomatoes, chopped onions, peppers, and 1 cup water in blender. Transfer turkey to a plate (leave sauce in pot); let cool. Add purée to pot; boil over medium-high heat, stirring often, until thickened, about 45 minutes. Discard skin and bones from turkey; tear meat into thick pieces. Stir turkey into sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Divide stew between loaves; garnish with sliced onions and watercress.

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