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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Crispy Turkey Tostadas

Before we head into the yummy Christmas treats I wanted to post a few ways to use up those turkey leftovers. Let's face it, there's only so many turkey sandwiches you can eat. There are so many different ways to use up your turkey and make it taste like a brand new meal. Plus you have the bonus of the meat already being prepared so it makes for a simple meal.

Crispy Turkey Tostadas
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1 can(s) (14-ounce) petite diced tomatoes, preferably with jalapenos
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 cup(s) shredded cooked turkey or chicken, 12 ounces; see Tip
8 corn tortillas
Canola or olive oil cooking spray
1 avocado, pitted
1/4 cup(s) prepared salsa
2 tablespoon(s) regular or reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup(s) shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup(s) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375 degrees.
Bring tomatoes and their juice to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and most of the liquid has evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken) and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Divide the tortillas between 2 large baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until crisped and lightly brown, about 10 minutes.
Mash avocado in a bowl. Stir in salsa, sour cream and cilantro until combined.
To assemble tostadas, spread each crisped tortilla with some of the avocado mixture. Top with the turkey (or chicken) mixture, lettuce and cheese.

Posted by: Sallie
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Maria said...

Great way to use up the leftovers!

Miranda said...

These look fantastic. What a great idea! This would be perfect with the leftover turkey (but we ate all our turkey, maybe I need to go buy one.)

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