Are you looking for a delicious recipe for your leftover thanksgiving turkey? Then this simple recipe is a great way to use up your thanksgiving leftovers in a delicious treat. So here you go our simple, delicious way for making the most of your holiday feast our leftover turkey tacos recipe with homemade taco seasoning.
Leftover Turkey Taco Recipe
Who doesn’t love a quick recipe this easy recipe is the perfect way to use up your leftover from thanksgiving dinner. And what’s more it’s ready in just 15 minutes.
You can combine it with traditional taco extra’s, sour cream, lime wedges and some refried black beans. Although why not try mixing it up and using up some extra cranberry sauce as it makes the turkey extra sweet.
As a family we are huge fans of tacos and Mexican food in general, sometimes like for this recipe we use a flour tortilla as they are easy to find in our local shop, however, I’ve also made these with corn tortillas and they make a great meal which reminds us of our trip to Mexico a few years ago. If you have some hard taco shells laying around they will also work well
Don’t forget to check out all our leftover turkey recipes so that you can mix it up a little this year especially if you have lots of leftovers.
Our Homemade Taco Seasoning
We love our homemade seasonings and this is one that we can make as we go along. I use it in this and fajitas now as it’s so simple you’re just going to need
- Chili powder – my kids prefer medium heat for their spicy foods but you could use mild or hot chili powder too!
- Cumin powder
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Brown Sugar
Mix all of that together and season the shredded meat in your skillet as you cook no need to marinade or rub before making.
How to Shred Your Leftover Turkey
Take your turkey shred the meat! It used to be a real pain and then I followed this video for shredded turkey meat last year and it was so easy to do.
Don’t Throw The Turkey Carcass
One of the things that we ALWAYS do is save our turkey carcass and make some homemade turkey stock which is perfect for replacing chicken stock in soups, stews and casseroles over the winter and it’s so easy to make. Here’s the recipe for turkey stock that we’ve been using.
How to Make Turkey Tacos with Leftovers
Hey Mom! So how do we cook these family favorites? Well, I’m glad you asked it’s ever so easy just follow the simple how-to-cook instructions below and let us know how you like them too!