The Recipes

Turkey Taquitos

Once again I'm in the land of leftovers.  After eating at a friend's house, I was sent home with leftover turkey.  I'm certainly not complaining!  There's been enough of a gap between my last turkey leftovers foray and now.  As always, I feel the key is to change up the flavors.  If you're in turkey overload, bookmark this for next Thanksgiving.

Turkey Taquitos


- 6 small flour or corn tortillas
- 1/2 c. cooked turkey, diced or shredded
- 1/4 medium onion, finely diced
- 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
- 1 tsp. cumin
- a few dashes of hot sauce
- 1/2 c. cheddar cheese
- salt
- pepper
- olive oil
- cilantro, torn for garnish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a skillet, heat 1 T. of olive oil.  Add the onion and jalapeno, season with salt and pepper, and let them sweat for 5-6 minutes.  Add in the cumin, stir to make sure the spice is coated in the oil, then add in the turkey.  Next add the hot sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes until the turkey heats.  Scoop the mixture into a bowl and let it slightly cool.

While that cools, heat the tortillas in a microwave or in a small pan.  Drizzle each one very lightly with olive oil.

Spoon about 1 1/2 T. of the filling onto each tortilla.  Roll tightly and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, seam-side down.  Place the sheet in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the tortillas are crisp and golden and the cheese is melted.  Remove from the oven, plate, and garnish with cilantro.  Serve with sour cream, guacamole or salsa if you prefer.