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
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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


  • 1Heat tortillas in clean dish towel til soft, 2 min, depending on microwave.
  • 2Meanwhile, fill large pan with about 1-inch oil and let get hot; med-high flame.
  • 3Fill with meat and onion mixture roll seam side down.
  • 4Place in hot oil and fry til golden brown and crunchy.
  • 5Make guacamole before you start the frying process . Serve with salsa, your choice.
  • 6Oops, 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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