Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Burritos with Salsa and Cilantro - Thanksgiving leftovers

I know I did not provide any amazing recipes to help with your dinner on Thursday(Thanksgiving). I do have some great leftover recipes that i am going to share with you. So you can finish up that turkey and ham in your fridge or freezer. I don't know about you but I get tired of the same old leftovers for a day or two after the big dinner. Plain ham and turkey sandwhiches also get old. Here is a great way to spice it up a little.

Also I will be sharing some recipes for Christmas and New Year's so be on the look out for those future posts.

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 red onions, sliced
2 bell peppers (preferably 1 red and 1 yellow), seeded, sliced
4 cups diced leftover cooked turkey meat
3/4 cup purchased fresh fire-roasted salsa
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 8-ounce package grated Mexican 4-cheese blend (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers; sauté until tender and golden, about 15 minutes. Add turkey, salsa, and cumin; stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and cilantro; season generously with salt and pepper. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortilla directly over medium-high gas flame (or in dry skillet over medium-high heat) until warm, softened, and browned in spots, about 30 seconds per side. Place tortilla on work surface. Spoon 1 cup warm turkey mixture along center of tortilla; fold sides in over filling, then roll up tortilla to enclose filling. Place burrito seam side down on baking sheet, and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

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