OK, I didn’t make these nachos on the day after Thanksgiving. I actually made them three days after Thanksgiving. However, the point of this recipe is to provide a different way to use leftover turkey. Yes, turkey sandwiches are tasty, as are turkey pot pie, turkey soup, and reheated Thanksgiving dinner. However, a little variety can make some of your Thanksgiving leftovers more interesting.
Not only do these nachos put a different spin on turkey, they also are quite simple to make and are a good use for dark or white meat. After a day of shopping, whether it be on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, these nachos will make a quick appetizer or light dinner. Top with an assortment of your regular nachos ingredients, such as black beans, shredded lettuce, or cheddar cheese, and you have a dish that’s sure to please.
- 1 cup salsa
- 1-1/2 cups cooked turkey
- tortilla chips
- Purée salsa in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepot.
- Chop turkey into bite-sized pieces and add to saucepot.
- Stir well and place over medium heat. When sauce begins to simmer, reduce heat to low, and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes, so that meat is thoroughly warmed and the flavors of the turkey and salsa have melded.
- Remove pot from heat. Spread a handful of tortilla chips on a plate, and top with a heaping spoonful (or two!) of turkey.
- Garnish with desired toppings, and enjoy!