Turkey (or Chicken) Taquitos Recipe – They’re Even Gluten Free!

Turkey Taquitos Recipe

This recipe comes from Christy at The Shopper’s Apprentice. These Turkey Taquitos are a great way to use up leftover turkey, or you can substitute chicken if that’s what you have on hand. They are crispy and delicious and a way to turn your leftovers into something special!

Turkey Taquitos Recipe

12 corn tortillas
1 lb. cooked turkey, shredded (or chicken)
1 onion, chopped
1 package Taco seasoning
3/4 cup hot water
1 clove garlic, minced
Vegetable oil

Lightly sprinkle each tortilla with water. Wrap the stack in aluminum foil and place in a 200 degree oven for 10 minutes to soften.  Leave in foil until ready to use.  In a skillet, combine meat, seasonings, water, onion, and garlic.  Stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Place 2 Tbsp of the mixture in the center of each warmed tortilla. Roll up tortillas tightly, securing with toothpicks. In a large, deep saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry rolled tortillas in oil until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels.  Keep warm in oven.  Remove toothpicks before serving.  To serve, place on a bed of lettuce and garnish with salsa and guacamole.

Turkey Taquitos Recipe

Easy Quesadillas in the Toaster Oven (Try it with Leftovers!)

This simple recipe can be made “as is” or it can be easily adjusted to use up pretty much any type of leftover meat or veggies you have lurking in your fridge.  You can also add leftover rice!

Easy Toaster Oven Quesadillas

Large Flour Tortillas
Canned Refried Beans (we use low-fat)
Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
Chunky Salsa

Spread half of one tortilla evenly with 1/3 cup refried beans.  Spread 1/4 cup salsa over the beans. Sprinkle beans with cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and place on toaster oven rack. Use the TOAST setting to toast until lightly browned.