Thanksgiving Fiesta Taco

  • SERVING SIZE 3 tacos
  • PREP TIME 25 mins.
  • TOTAL TIME 1 hr.

Let diners enjoy their Thanksgiving favorites at any time of year. Transform traditional holiday flavors by fusing them with the heat of Mexican cuisine. Serve this taco as an appetizer or entrée with a crisp, clean cerveza.

Ingredients

 

THANKSGIVING FIESTA TACO

Yield: 1 taco 

1 ea.

Four tortilla, 6 inches in diameter

2 tbsp.

Stuffing, crisped in a skillet on both sides

⅓ cup

Butterball Turkey Tinga

1 tbsp.

Cranberry Pico de Gallo

1 tbsp.

Cilantro, chopped (optional)

 

BUTTERBALL TURKEY TINGA

Yield: Filling for 12 tacos 

14 oz.

Tomatoes, fire roasted

3 tbsp.

Chipotle in adobo, finely chopped

1 ½ tsp.

Mexican oregano

¼ tsp.

Black pepper, ground, plus more as needed

¾ cup

Turkey broth

3 tbsp.

Canola oil

4 cloves

Garlic, minced

2 cups

Onion, sliced ⅛-inch thick

Salt, as needed

 

CRANBERRY PICO DE GALLO

Yield: 1 pint  

1 cup

Green onion, cleaned, ¼-inch dice

½ cup

Red onion, ¼-inch dice

2 tbsp.

Fresh lime juice

1 tbsp.

Balsamic vinegar

5 ea.

Fresh plum tomatoes, ripe, ¼-inch dice

1 cup

Craisins

2 cloves

Garlic, minced

1 ea.

Jalapeño, seeds removed, finely chopped

½ bunch

Cilantro, large stems removed, finely chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

2 tsp.

Chili powder

1 tsp.

Cholula hot sauce

Directions

 

TO PREPARE THE THANKSGIVING FIESTA TACO:

1. Heat the tortilla on a dry cast-iron skillet, 10 seconds for each side.

2. Place the crispy stuffing in the center of the tortilla.

3. Top with the Butterball Turkey Tinga.

4. Top with the Cranberry Pico de Gallo.

5. Sprinkle with the cilantro (optional).

6. Serve flat—the guest will fold it and eat it.

 

 

TO PREPARE THE BUTTERBALL TURKEY TINGA:

1. In a blender, combine the fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle in abodo, Mexican oregano, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and turkey broth. Blend until smooth.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy-duty saucepan (10-inch diameter) over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until the aroma of the garlic fills the air, then immediately add the onions and sauté to a golden brown.

3. Slowly add the blended tomato mixture to the sautéed onions. Turn the heat to a low simmer and cook for 6–8 minutes.

4. Add the shredded turkey. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 12–15 minutes. The sauce will thicken and blend in with the turkey.

5. Add salt and adjust the black pepper as needed.

6. Place in a storage container and label, date and refrigerate.

 

 

TO PREPARE THE CRANBERRY PICO DE GALLO:

1. Combine all the ingredients and blend well. Adjust the salt and black pepper, as needed.

2. Cover and marinate under refrigeration for at least 30 minutes before serving.

RECIPE TWISTS

Swap and substitute to make it your own.

Serve with confidence.®

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