With Thanksgiving this week I imagine that come Friday there will be many people with a lot of leftover turkey. I love having leftover turkey, and we always make extra to ensure leftovers. While reheated leftovers are great just as they are, sometimes it is nice repurpose the leftovers to make a new dish. These turkey tacos are a great way to turn that some of that leftover turkey into something new and exciting. They can also be made with cooked chicken. I threw these together one day for a quick lunch and they were such a hit I know I will be making them often. They are a bit messy to eat, but they are so tasty I am sure no one will care.
- Prep Time : 5 minutes
- Cook Time : 10 minutes
- Yield : 2-3 servings
- chopped onions - ½ cup (3 oz)
- coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
- tomato puree - ½ cup
- chili powder - 1 teaspoon
- cumin - 1 teaspoon
- cooked shredded turkey or chicken - 3 cups (10 oz)
- Butter lettuce or other large lettuce leaves (or more if using smaller leaves) - 4-6
- avocado, sliced - 1
- green tomatillo salsa (optional)
Heat the coconut oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until golden. Stir in the tomato puree, chili powder and cumin and cook for one minute, stirring constantly until combined. Add the turkey and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through. If the mixture seems like it is too thick and is sticking add a bit of water.
Remove the pan from the heat. Spoon some of the turkey mixture into each of the lettuce leaves. Top with a few slices of avocado and the salsa. Roll up the lettuce leaves and enjoy!