leftover turkey taquitos

linda keene


Love this do-over with leftover turkey. I posted this on a group but was not sure if I was the only one who did this, so I thought I'd share the recipe.

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This is a great way to use leftovers without seeming like you are using leftovers. I added the jalapeno juice because I like things a bit spicy. But customize this recipe to what you like. These would be great to much on while watching some football! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

Depends on how much turkey you have left! This is for about a dozen.
20 Min
Stove Top


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  • 4 c
    use leftover turkey, clean that carcass lots of meat there!!
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion
  • 1 pkg
    12 corn tortillas
  • 1 large
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    pickled jalapeno, diced fine and a little pickled jalapeno juice (optional for a bit of flavor and heat)
  • ·
    salt, pepper to taste for both turkey and guacamole

How to Make leftover turkey taquitos


  1. Heat tortillas in clean dish towel til soft, 2 min, depending on microwave.
  2. Meanwhile, fill large pan with about 1-inch oil and let get hot; med-high flame.
  3. Fill with meat and onion mixture roll seam side down.
  4. Place in hot oil and fry til golden brown and crunchy.
  5. Make guacamole before you start the frying process . Serve with salsa, your choice.
  6. Oops, I forgot to add how I make guacamole!! Remove the avocado from skin, mash with fork, and add about 1/2 cup sour cream. Get the pickled jalapenos 1-2 or more depending on how hot you like it and dice fine. Next add salt, pepper, a little of the jalapeno juice from jar/can, about a tablespoon. Stir all ingredients til smooth. Enjoy!!

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About leftover turkey taquitos

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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