Leftover Turkey? How About a Spicy Breakfast Sandwich?

What can you do with all that leftover holiday turkey? Lots! The great thing about leftover turkey is that is already cooked and nicely seasoned. You don’t have to do much to turn a typical meal into something spectacular. Case in point – This Leftover Turkey Ciabatta-Habanero Breakfast Sandwich recipe is nice and spicy, and puts together quickly the morning after, assuming all of your dishes are done from the night before. Don’t forget the habanero peppers! This one likes to be spicy.

Leftover Turkey Ciabatta-Habanero Breakfast Sandwiches

Leftover Turkey Ciabatta-Habanero Breakfast Sandwiches

Leftover Turkey Ciabatta-Habanero Breakfast Sandwiches


  • 2 small ciabatta bread rolls
  • 2 tablespoons refried beans
  • 2 habanero peppers, chopped
  • 4 ounces leftover turkey, sliced thin
  • 2 eggs, lightly fried
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Split ciabatta rolls and remove tops.
  3. Spread refried beans over the bottoms.
  4. Add habanero peppers and turkey meat.
  5. Add cheese to the top of the bread and bake everything about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Add fried egg over the turkey layer, then top with cheese roll top.
  7. Serve!

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About Mike from Madness

Mike Hultquist is a chili pepper and spicy food enthusiast with an insane desire to play in the kitchen. He's all about cooking with chili peppers, but also loves chili pepper gardening, preserving, and experimenting with new and creative ways to incorporate spicy food into life. He's also a produced screenwriter, novelist, food writer and web site developer.
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