Still Have Turkey? Go Mexican!

Turkey, turkey everywhere! I don’t know about you, but I still have an abundance of turkey left over from Thanksgiving. I love me my turkey sammiches, but not every day for a week straight. So I decided to do something a little different. I made turkey taquitos and they were quite good!

Here’s all you do:

You’ll need corn tortillas, leftover cooked turkey, cooking oil,  shredded cheese of your choice (I used pepperjack) and a can of tomatoes with green chilies (like Rotel), drained.

Simply pile a little of each ingredient onto a corn tortilla. Roll up the tortilla as tightly as you can without tearing (you need fresh tortillas that aren’t too dry…or put them in the microwave with a wet paper towel for a few seconds to moisten). Secure with two toothpicks.






Drop a few taquitos into your oil (heated to 350 degrees) and fry until golden brown. This should only take a minute or two. I have found that the key is to roll the taquitos right before you fry them. This doesn’t give them a chance to tear or pull open.

Place fried taquitos onto a plate lined with paper towels and continue cooking a few taquitos at a time until all are fried. Pull the toothpicks out when cool enough to handle. Enjoy with your favorite salsa.

A fun serving tip: Place some salsa in the bottom of a wide mouth mason jar (pint) and then add a few taquitos to the jar. Ole’


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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2 Responses to Still Have Turkey? Go Mexican!

  1. Allison says:

    These look great! We roasted a chicken instead of a turkey this Thanksgiving, but had the same thought– we used our leftovers to make my girlfriend’s Layered Chicken Enchiladas recipe. 🙂

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