Leftover holiday turkey has never tasted so good! Use your Christmas leftovers (leftover pork or roast chicken is fine—especially if you feel like whipping up a batch this weekend!) in this flavourful base for tacos. Serve it over rice or noodles if desired.


Easy Pulled Turkey Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6


4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
2 cups barbecue sauce
1 cup sodium reduced chicken broth
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
4 cups shredded cooked turkey
12 small corn tortillas
1 avocado, diced or sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges


  1. Heat Dutch oven or high-sided skillet set over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook until golden brown and lightly crispy. Add onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, allspice, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened and fragrant.
  2. Stir in barbecue sauce, chicken broth, chipotle peppers and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Add turkey. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until thickened and flavourful.
  3. Divide turkey mixture evenly among the tortillas. Top with avocado, radishes, feta and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

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