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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Divide turkey mixture evenly among the tortillas. Top with avocado, radishes, feta and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
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