Monday, September 27, 2010

Turkey Tortilla Salad

Last night, I made the Cranberry Turkey crock pot meal and ended up with leftover turkey.  So, tonight I thought I would shred the leftovers and make a quick refried bean and turn it into another meal.  It was not only wonderful but incredibly easy!

Serves 4
8-10 Tortilla chips
2 cups shredded turkey breast or legs (I used leftovers from last nights meal)
1 can drained and rinsed Pinto beans
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 green onions (chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon salsa (your choice)
1 large tomato, chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese/or a mix of Monterey jack and cheddar (what you have on hand)
1 head of romaine lettuce, shredded
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 can black olives, sliced (Optional)
1 avocado, cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon sour cream per plate (Optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste


1. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add the minced garlic clove and green onions.  When soft (2 minutes) add the can of pinto beans and 1 tablespoon of salsa and stir (2 more minutes).  When warm start mashing with a potato masher, for about 3 minutes.

1. Add Olive oil
2. Add garlic and green onion

3. Add Pinto beans and salsa
4. Mash all together

2. In a small bowl place the cold shredded turkey and stir in the 1 teaspoon cumin, place aside.

Turkey mixed with cumin

3. Shred lettuce and place in a bowl.  Drizzle on 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon lime juice.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.

4.  Lastly, place 8-10 tortilla chips on a plate, top with 1/4 of the turkey and pinto beans and place in microwave for 1-2 minutes.  Then promptly remove and top with 1/4 of the shredded cheese and put back in microwave for another 1 minute (until cheese is melted).  Repeat for the other 3 plates.
5.  Next, place the desired toppings such as lettuce, olives, salsa, sour cream, and avocado. If you have a cute boy around watch out he might eat all the olives:) Then serve at once!
My son eating all the olives!




  1. Turkey tortilla salad sounds awesome. ...will try it right after Thanksgiving if not before. By the way, where is Anne in the site??? "About me" is all about Tiffany and no Anne!

  2. You, know her celebrity status! She very rarely makes appearances:)


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