Tex-Mex Turkey Skillet Recipe

Tex-Mex Turkey Skillet Recipe
Preparation time
35 mins
Cooking time
40 mins
4 people

Tex-Mex Turkey Skillet Recipe.

Sick of gravy and stuffing? Take your leftovers in a completely different flavor direction with this spicy, Southwestern skillet recipe. Jalapeños peppers and a Tex-Mex spice blend completely change the flavor of the meat, so it doesn’t taste like Thanksgiving at all.


Tex-Mex Turkey Skillet Recipe


  • 2 cups leftover turkey, shredded;
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped;
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved;
  • 1 onion, diced;
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced;
  • 4 green onions, sliced;
  • 1 avocado, diced;
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce;
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock;
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder;
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika;
  • 1 tsp. cumin;
  • Pickled jalape?os, to taste, for garnishing;
  • Cooking fat;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;


  1. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  3. Stir in the bell pepper, tomatoes, and half the green onions.
  4. Sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, cumin, sea salt, and black pepper. Give everything a good stir and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the turkey, enchilada sauce, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer.
  6. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Serve with remaining green onions, avocado, and pickled jalape?os on top.

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