These Turkey Tostadas are a great recipe to make with leftover holiday turkey meat. Seasoned sauteed poblano peppers top a tostada shell spread with refried beans. A drizzle of chipotle cranberry sauce and queso fresco goes on top just before baking.
Turkey Tostadas make a great lunch or light dinner option and take the boredom out of reheating leftovers day after day. They are spicy and sweet with some great crunch. The whole family will love this recipe.
Repurposing Leftover Turkey
Every year for Thanksgiving I cook a turkey. Even when I am not having Thanksgiving dinner at my own home. Turkey dinner leftovers are one of our favorite leftovers to eat! However, reheating the same old thing gets to be mundane and boring.
I like to find different ways to use those leftovers that are not only tasty but different from the norm and this Turkey Tostada recipe is one of those ways!
What You Need To Make Turkey Tostadas
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Thanksgiving leftovers made into tostadas, leftover turkey, peppers, cilantro cranberry chipotle sauce, and queso for a delicious lunch or light dinner.
1 large onion, sliced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups shredded turkey
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 tostada shells
1 cup refried black beans
Cranberry Chipotle Sauce
1 cup queso fresco
1/2 cup cilantro
8 lime wedges
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sauce onion, poblano pepper, and red pepper in olive oil for 6 minutes, or until onions is golden. Stir in turkey and garlic. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt.
Spread shells with refried beans and turkey mixture. Drizzle with cranberry chipotle sauce and sprinkle with quest fresco.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until heated. Serve with cilantro, lime, and more sauce.
Tips And Substitutions
Use the leftover dark meat instead of turkey breast. This will add a little more flavor and fat.
Substitute yellow or orange bell peppers for the red bell pepper.
For a little spicier turkey mixture, substitute Anaheim peppers for the Poblano.
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