Are you getting tired of turkey yet? Do you need a new way to spice up that grand bird that graced your holiday table? Are you just sick-to-death of trying to find ways to get the last little bit out of your holiday feast?
If so, our leftover turkey tacos are for you.
Whether you’re trying to reinvent a little more of your leftover bird, or are just looking for a new way to incorporate turkey into your diet, this is the dish for you. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to tell it was turkey on the first bite. Seriously.
Just adding a bit of seasoning and a little spice can seriously ramp up the flavor of any dish. When it comes to turkey it pulls the natural flavors out even more.
This has everything you’ve ever wanted in a last-time for this old bird recipe, along with a wealth of ideas for chicken or turkey dishes for anytime of the year.
Even if you’re stuck with dry leftover turkey (And if you are, you should follow our holiday roast turkey recipe next time!), our method of simmering the leftover turkey taco filling in stock and spices results in tender, juicy turkey every single time.
In a word, it’s fabulous. I highly recommend it. I mean seriously, how good does this look?
You need to try this. I’ll provide methods for both leftover poultry and for preparing the dish from scratch, just in case you love the idea but, like many homes, have already gone through any leftovers from your Holiday meals until December. (But hey, this would be great on a New Years table, too!)
The household taste-testers (being my son’s Lil’ E and Lil’ D) devoured a full half batch in minutes, with a startling number of “oooh’s and Ahhhh’s considering the amount of food they had packed in their mouths, so I deem this dish “kid tested and approved”. If those two will eat it, any kid will!
For me… Well, I ate the other half batch while shooting the pics for the post, and I may have made about 6 or 8 one or two deformed tacos on purpose in the process.
You have to try this! Don't let your Thanksgiving leftovers be boring! Leftover Turkey Tacos will take your leftovers from classic American to a Southwest favorite!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g
Serve with Sour cream and chopped green onions or whatever toppings float your boat.
Don't let your Thanksgiving leftovers be boring! Leftover Turkey Tacos will take your leftovers from classic American to a Southwest favorite!
Share and Enjoy, or as my friend Ben would say, ¡Buen provecho!
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What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
I think a bit of cilantro would have gone a long way here, but I don’t currently have any and wasn’t in the mood to go get it.
I’m thinking tat the turkey itself would be a great salad topper or tostada topping… In all honesty I think it would be good on just about anything.