Thanksgiving Fiesta Taco

Thanksgiving Fiesta Taco

3 tacos

Serving Size

25 mins.

Prep Time

1 hr.

Total Time

Let diners enjoy their Thanksgiving favorites at any time of year. Transform traditional holiday flavors by fusing them with the heat of Mexican cuisine. Serve this taco as an appetizer or entrée with a crisp, clean cerveza.


Thanksgiving Fiesta Taco

Yield: 1 taco

2 tbsp.

Stuffing, crisped in a skillet on both sides

⅓ cup(s)

Butterball Turkey Tinga

1 tbsp.

Cranberry Pico de Gallo

1 tbsp.

Cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. 1. Heat the tortilla on a dry cast-iron skillet, 10 seconds for each side.
  2. 2. Place the crispy stuffing in the center of the tortilla.
  3. 3. Top with the Butterball Turkey Tinga.
  4. 4. Top with the Cranberry Pico de Gallo.
  5. 5. Sprinkle with the cilantro (optional).
  6. 6. Serve flat—the guest will fold it and eat it.


Butterball Turkey Tinga

Yield: Filling for 12 tacos

1 ½ lbs.

Turkey Thigh Roast, shredded

14 oz.

Tomatoes, fire roasted

3 tbsp.

Chipotle in adobo, finely chopped

1 ½ tsp.

Mexican oregano

¼ tsp.

Black pepper, plus more as needed

¾ cup(s)

Turkey broth

3 tbsp.

Canola oil

4 clove(s)

Garlic, minced

2 cup(s)

Onion, sliced ⅛-inch thick

Salt, as needed


  1. 1. In a blender, combine the fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle in abodo, Mexican oregano, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and turkey broth. Blend until smooth.
  2. 2. Heat the oil in a heavy-duty saucepan (10-inch diameter) over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until the aroma of the garlic fills the air, then immediately add the onions and sauté to a golden brown.
  3. 3. Slowly add the blended tomato mixture to the sautéed onions. Turn the heat to a low simmer and cook for 6–8 minutes.
  4. 4. Add the shredded turkey. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 12–15 minutes. The sauce will thicken and blend in with the turkey.
  5. 5. Add salt and adjust the black pepper as needed.
  6. 6. Place in a storage container and label, date and refrigerate.


Cranberry Pico De Gallo

Yield: 1 pint

1 cup(s)

Green onion, cleaned, ¼-inch dice

½ cup(s)

Red onion, ¼-inch dice

2 tbsp.

Fresh lime juice

1 tbsp.

Balsamic vinegar

5 ea.

Fresh plum tomatoes, ripe, ¼-inch dice

1 cup(s)


2 clove(s)

Garlic, minced

1 ea.

Jalapeño, seeds removed, finely chopped

½ bunch(es)

Cilantro, large stems removed, finely chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

2 tsp.

Chili powder

1 tsp.

Cholula hot sauce


  1. 1. Combine all the ingredients and blend well. Adjust the salt and black pepper, as needed.
  2. 2. Cover and marinate under refrigeration for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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