Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Tacos

So everyone talks about loving leftover turkey sandwiches, and while I like a turkey & cranberry sandwich okay, leftover turkey for 4 days straight gets old really quickly.  I didn’t want to waste my Amish-hormone-free-organic-free-range turkey Thanksgiving leftovers, so I had to find a way to spice it up a bit.  My mom used to make leftover brisket into tacos, so maybe leftover turkey could work similarly?  I found this innovative and easy recipe that I only had to slightly adapt.

I ❤ jalapenos & onions.


While you do the cooking, employ a cute tortilla man to help you out:


The verdict?  Awesome way to do leftovers!  I would recommend this for other meats too.  I was sooo tired of the taste of turkey, and this really spiced it up.  I had a side salad with EVOO, ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) dressing & topped with Nutritional Yeast – that stuff is addictive, yum!


Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Tacos

Adapted from this recipe

0.5 lbs leftover (cooked) turkey meat
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
~1 c. vegetable broth
1/2 small red onion
2 jalapenos
Paprika, Ancho Powder, Red Chili Powder, Cumin & Cayenne to taste
Salt & Pepper
1/2 T Worcestershire Sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime
Corn Tortillas (made from Bob’s Red Mill Masa Harina flour)
Toppings: Greek Yogurt (sub for sour cream), Salsa, Avocado, & Cilantro

Shred meat with a fork.  Slice onion & jalapeno into strips & sauté in olive oil on medium heat.  Add jalapeno seeds to increase heat level.

Add turkey then 1/3 c. vegetable broth.  Season with Paprika, Ancho, Red Chili, Cumin & Cayenne to taste.  Add Salt & Pepper then reduce to medium low and let simmer.  Stir and add broth as needed and add lime & Worcestershire Sauce at the end.

Serve on warm corn tortillas with lots of toppings.

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