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Mexican Turkey Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mexican Turkey

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"What a great and easy way to use leftover holiday turkey! You can make tacos, burritos, Mexican sandwiches (tortas), etc."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in turkey, and season with garlic powder. Stir in the tomato. Pour in water, sprinkle with cilantro, and season with salt and pepper. Cover skillet, and simmer 5 minutes, or until heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2006

Great recipe. I followed it exactly for the filling. I then put 1/2 cup salsa (store bought) in bottom of baking dish. Using flour tortillas, I rolled the filling with just a smidgen of cheese in each. Then I poured more salsa on top and baked for 30-40 minutes. Great for left over Thanksgiving turkey!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 30, 2008

This is a great idea for using the leftover turkey. However, Itotally modified it. This gave me a great base but I did not have the ingred. I used dehydrated onions, 2 cups diced tomatoes, and used the seasonings that my family likes. I also used salsa while cooking it. We then made burritos out of them.

 

11 Ratings

Dec 30, 2005

This recipe really turned out great. We used our leftover turkey from Christmas dinner to make tasty tacos and burritos for a post-Christmas/pre-New Years Fiesta. Combine it in a soft tortilla with cheese, sour cream, avocado, and lime juice and you've got a delicious meal. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

 
Feb 23, 2009

Great basic recipe. I found the fresh tomato to be a great addition to the flavor. I took the advice of a couple of the other reviewers and added some spice to it. I suggest adding 2 teaspooons of Cumin and 2 teaspoons of Ancho Chile Pepper. It will not be hot, but it will be high in flavor.

 
Nov 30, 2010

Very good. I threw in a bit of finely chopped carrot, and used real garlic instead of garlic powder. Also added some cumin and a bit of taco seasoning. Served with flour tortillas, cheese and sour cream.

 
Dec 09, 2009

This was an okay recipe for turkey left-overs. I added broiled red bell pepper slices which enhanced the recipe a bit. Thanx for the recipe.

 
Sep 15, 2014

A great recipe for leftover turkey. The only thing missing here was some heat so I added some dice jalapeno that brought it up to a five star recipe.

 
Nov 25, 2012

This was a really nice way to use some leftover turkey. We added a little cumin and taco seasoning for added flavor. Next time I think I would add more tomato and let it simmer down.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 34.1 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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