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Turkey Nachos

A Fun Way to Serve Leftover Turkey

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

You don't have to eat 10 turkey sandwiches in the days following Thanskgiving. Sara Moulton, Good Morning America's food editor, shared her recipes for Turkey Tetrazzini and Turkey Nachos.


  • 1/2 pound leftover roast turkey meat, shredded
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 bell peppers, finely chopped (preferably red and orange)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained (15 to 16 ounces)
  • 4 ounces corn tortilla chips
  • 2 cups jalapeno Jack cheese, grated (8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup scallion greens, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons pickled jalapeno, finely chopped
  • tomato salsa, for on the side
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and toss turkey with lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

    Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a 10 inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté bell peppers, stirring until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes

    Transfer to a bowl, heat remaining.

    Place 1/2 tablespoon oil in skillet over moderate heat and cook garlic, cumin, and oregano, stirring 1 minute.

    Stir in beans and cook, stirring until heated through about 1 minute, season with salt and pepper

    Make 2 layers each of corn chips, sautéed peppers, beans, turkey, cheese, scallion, and cilantro in a 3-quart shallow baking dish, bake nachos in middle of oven until cheese is melted, 6 to 10 minutes.

    Stir together sour cream and jalapeno to taste and serve on the side along with salsa.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: turkey, tortilla chips, black beans, jack cheese

    Course: Party Platter, Snack, Appetizer/Starter

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