Saturday, November 26, 2011

Leftover Turkey Tortilla




2 cups shredded cheddar or favorite mexican cheese blend
1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and chili powder
24 (6 inch) flour tortillas
 1  bottle of taco sauce or  a (19 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
 4 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
optional: chopped jalapeno peppers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, spices and black olives.
In a small skillet, heat enough oil to lightly coat one tortilla, and just warm each side. Remove and dip in sauce to coat on on side.
Add turkey, olives and cheese mixture to center of tortilla, roll and place in the prepared dish. Sprinkle with more cheese on top.  Place into a baking dish and bake until cheese is melted.   Bake time is around 20 minutes.

24 comments:

Francesca said...

Yummy, so delicious! Hello from Rome, Italy!

Tantocaruccia said...

It must be deliciuos! I love turkey's food!
Kisses from Ravenna (Italy)

Joanne said...

Now that's a great idea. There is so much turkey in the fridge and only Ted and Shane will eat it. I need to get creative so it doesn't get old.

vanillalemonade.com said...

Love the change in flavors.., please no more turkey and gravy!

Gloria said...

look delicious! gloria

Mary said...

Wow! That really looks delicious. I'd love to have one of those. It sure beats a turkey with mayo sandwich. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Greg said...

This looks yummy. I was thinking of doing a Mexican twist on leftover turkey, now I don't have to make up a recipe.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Delicioso!!

redkathy said...

Hi Claudia, We love Mexican, this is a great idea and a nice change from the traditional leftover recipes. Hope you weathered the retail storm without incident!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Great leftover idea!

Elisabeth said...

Wish I had leftover turkey to make this yummy tortilla! We were invited to friends' house for Thanksgiving. Now, I want more than ever to bake my own turkey. Missed it this year!

Hope your Thanksgiving was great, considering your loss, which is something we all have, especially around the holidays!

FOODalogue said...

Italian goes Mexican! That looks really good.!!

Curt said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is making sandwiches out of the leftover turkey.

This turkey tortilla is a mighty fine option also!

Christine's Pantry said...

Great idea. Looks great.

Lizzy said...

This is perfect...not complicated, yet delicious! Wish I had enough leftovers to try it this year~

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, This sounds delish and easy to prepare. That is a perfect combination after all the cooking. Blessings, Catherine xo

Reeni said...

What a great idea Claudia! Looks delicious!

Trix said...

I always think that everything is better as a taco or wrapped up in a tortilla! Yum!

motherrimmy said...

Great idea and I have everything I need in the frig for this too! Love it when that happens.

Kiri W. said...

Great twist on ye olde turkey sandwich! :) looks delicious, too.

Jennifer said...

Love tortillas. I'll make this (with fewer olives and green ones) - this week! Thanks for a great idea, Claudia and I love that they are baked. Bookmarked! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious lovely want to user turkey

Cucina49 said...

This looks great, much more interesting than what I've been doing with the leftover turkey!

momdecuisine.net said...

Great way to use up some leftover turkey! Love it!