Leftover Turkey Taco Recipe for your Griddle

Leftover turkey tacos are a delicious way to enjoy your Thanksgiving or holiday turkey in a new and exciting way. Here's a recipe for leftover turkey tacos on your griddle:


  • 2 cups shredded leftover turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 8 small tortillas
  • Toppings of your choice: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, etc.


  1. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat.
  2. Prepare the Turkey Mixture:

    • In a large skillet or on the griddle, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté until they become translucent.
  3. Season and Cook:

    • Add the shredded leftover turkey to the skillet or griddle and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few minutes to heat through and infuse the flavors.
  4. Add Beans and Corn:

    • Stir in the black beans and corn kernels. Continue to cook until they are heated.
  5. Combine Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Lime:

    • Add the diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and lime juice to the mixture. Stir well to combine and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Warm the Tortillas:

    • On the griddle, warm the small tortillas for a minute or so on each side until they are pliable and slightly toasted.
  7. Assemble Tacos:

    • Place a generous spoonful of the turkey mixture onto each tortilla.
    • Top with your choice of toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and lettuce.
  8. Serve:

    • Serve the leftover turkey tacos immediately while they are warm and enjoy your delicious meal.

Leftover turkey tacos are a fantastic way to repurpose holiday leftovers, and they're quick and easy to make on your griddle. Customize your tacos with your favorite toppings for a satisfying meal.