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Granny Smith's Tex Mex Turkey Tacos

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Granny Smith's Tex-Mex Turkey Tacos is a long-time family favorite for using up leftover turkey. A soft rolled taco, (think enchilada style) of shredded turkey in a savory sauce wrapped in corn tortillas then topped with crisp lettuce and avocado slices
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Poultry
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 6
Calories 512 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups leftover turkey meat preferably dark meat
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 14- ounce can diced tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 3 - 4 cups chicken stock or use a combo of chicken and turkey stock
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons chili powder preferably (for you Gail) Gebhardt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or to taste, crushed between your fingertips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Toppings
  • 2 - 3 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream optional
  • Salsa or Taco Sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • Shred the turkey; set aside.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet; add the onion and garlic; saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour; saute for a few minutes; add the tomatoes and half the stock, stir well.
    Add the spices and simmer 10 minutes. Add the turkey and enough stock to cover; simmer 15 minutes. Taste; adjust seasonings. Add additional stock, if necessary.
  • Meanwhile, brush the tortillas with some olive oil; place on a cookie sheet and set in a 325°F oven until they become pliable, about 2 - 3 minutes. Dip a tortilla into the simmering sauce; place on an individual warmed plate. Using a slotted spoon, fill with a portion of the turkey mixture; roll the tortilla to resemble an enchilada, continue, filling, and rolling (2 - 3 rolled "tacos" per plate). Once all the tortillas are filled, spoon additional sauce and turkey over the top. Top with shredded lettuce, avocado slices and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Notes

Note: Nutritional information may not be 100% accurate.
If you should decide to use ground turkey, buy regular ground turkey not just breast meat to get a fuller flavor. Cook the meat it's no longer raw, then proceed with the recipe.
If using flour tortillas, do not soften them, just let them come to room temperature. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingSodium: 635mgFiber: 5gCholesterol: 109mgCalories: 512kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 20gProtein: 48gCarbohydrates: 36g
Keyword ground turkey taco, leftover turkey taco, rolled turkey taco
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