Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Don't waste that turkey, but instead chop it up, season it and use it for these yummy taquitos.
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups left over cooked turkey, chopped (OR ANY PROTEIN)
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
6–8 corn tortillas
1 cup Olive Oil or Avocado Oil for frying
WHAT TO DO:
In a medium bowl add the turkey through the salt. Use a fork to combine all of the ingredients well. This will also help to break the turkey into little pieces.
Place the corn tortillas on a plate and cover with a very damp napkin or paper towel. Microwave on high for about a minute. This will moisten and soften the tortillas so that they won’t break when being rolled.
Working quickly, while the tortillas are still hot, place about 2 tablespoons of the turkey mixture in the center of each tortilla and spread it from end to end. Sprinkle on a bit of the cheese. Roll the tortilla up tightly and place 2 toothpicks through the center to keep it in place. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven until it reaches 375 degrees. Fry the taquitos until golden brown, turning once (2 to 3 minutes per side). Enjoy hot.