Monday, November 28, 2011

Got leftover turkey???? Make Turkey Ole'!

I love using up leftovers.  It makes me feel resourceful.  But when I can use leftovers in a completely different way than I originally makes me feel like Super Woman (at least in the kitchen).  So with leftover Turkey I made this tasty Mexican dish in the crock pot called Turkey Ole'.

To start with I shredded 4 cups of turkey and placed it in my crock pot.  I used a crock pot liner, but if you don't have one, simply spray your crock pot with cooking oil.
Next I added one can of enchilada sauce, one can of tomato paste, 1/4 cup of water and 1 T. of taco seasoning.  Stir and cover your crock pot.  Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.

 After your turkey is done cooking, simply place a couple of spoonfuls onto a tortilla shell.  Sprinkle with some cheese (I used Monterrey Jack, but I sure any kind would work well.)
 Then roll up like you would a burrito. Eat and enjoy.  With the taco seasonings and Mexican taste of these burrito like creations, your family will never think that this came off their Thanksgiving Table.  It's a unique way to use up leftovers and is quick and easy to make.
 And any leftovers you still have of the Turkey Ole' can be placed into freezer containers and kept for later use this winter.  Simply thaw and you can enjoy this dish again.
And for more Turkey Recipes be sure to check out this month's Iron Chef Challenge where the themed ingredient is Turkey.

This post was linked to: Mingle Monday on Add a Pinch, Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Hunk of meat Monday on Beyer Beware, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party33 Shades of Green


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Unknown said...

This sounds yummy!! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a great way to use your turkey leftovers! I really like the sound of this turkey ole, and I love how easy it is to make. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Swathi said...

Great idea of using left over turkey. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog bop.

ZONE F DG TEAM said...

Sounds like a great way to use up leftovers from Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Just so happened to cook a turkey breast last night in the crock pot and had a lot of leftovers, so this is going to be on the menu tonight!