Turkey Tango Tacos—Lunch for 4

Turkey Tango Tacos are a delightful lunch recipe that transforms Thanksgiving leftovers into a fresh American-style meal. Succulent turkey, paired with your favorite fixings, is served in a crispy taco shell. It’s a creative and delicious way to enjoy the holiday’s bounty in a new light.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Use the chef’s knife and cutting board to dice the tomatoes and red onion, then set aside
  3. Shred the lettuce using the chef’s knife and cutting board, then set aside
  4. Grate the cheddar cheese using the cheese grater, then set aside
  5. In a large skillet, add the shredded turkey
  6. Season with cumin powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste using your measuring spoons
  7. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally with a spatula
  8. While the turkey is cooking, combine sour cream and cranberry sauce in a small bowl using a spoon until well mixed
  9. Warm up taco shells as per package instructions
  10. To assemble tacos: spread a layer of cranberry sour cream mixture on each taco shell using a spoon
  11. Add cooked turkey evenly among taco shells using a spoon or your hands if cooled enough
  12. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, and shredded cheddar cheese evenly among each taco shell using your hands or a spoon
  13. Serve immediately for best taste’

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Beti’s Reflections

As a passionate foodie, I’m always on the hunt for innovative ways to transform leftovers into something extraordinary. On one such culinary adventure, I stumbled upon this delightful American-style meal – Turkey Tango Tacos. This recipe is a beautiful dance of flavors that takes your Thanksgiving turkey from traditional to tantalizing.

The Turkey Tango Tacos recipe is an easy taco recipe with cooked turkey that serves four people. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the holiday’s bounty in a new light, but do keep in mind that it’s not suitable for those following vegan or gluten-free diets.

The ingredients for our Turkey Tango Tacos are simple yet flavorful. We start with 2 cups of succulent, cooked turkey, shredded to perfection. This forms the base of our shredded turkey tacos and is complemented by the crunch of 8 crispy taco shells and 1 cup of fresh, shredded lettuce. The tangy bite of 1/2 cup diced tomatoes and red onions adds freshness while 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese brings a comforting creaminess to these cheesy turkey tacos. A unique twist comes from combining 1/2 cup sour cream with 1/4 cup cranberry sauce – an unexpected pairing that works beautifully in these cranberry sauce tacos. Finally, we season our turkey with cumin and chili powder for a hint of spice.

Making these American turkey tacos is as easy as doing the tango! Start by prepping your veggies and cheese – dice your tomatoes and red onion, shred your lettuce, and grate your cheese. Next up is heating up your leftover turkey in a skillet seasoned with cumin powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper until it’s heated through – this forms the heart of our spicy shredded turkey tacos. While that’s cooking away, mix together sour cream and cranberry sauce for an exciting twist on traditional taco sauce! Warm up your taco shells, then it’s time to assemble your tacos. Spread a layer of the cranberry sour cream mixture on each shell, add your cooked turkey, and top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and cheese. Voila! You’ve just made homemade turkey tacos with cranberry sauce.

And there you have it – Turkey Tango Tacos! This quick and easy turkey taco recipe is a fun and delicious way to use up leftover turkey. It’s an American cuisine recipe that brings a fresh twist to your table. So next time you’re wondering how to make turkey tango tacos or what to do with leftover turkey, remember this recipe. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience – a dance of flavors that will make your taste buds tango!

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