Ahhh leftover turkey. I know people moan about it, but we always buy an extra mahoosive turkey, even if there’s just the four of us on Christmas day, as we love our turkey leftovers! This easy leftover turkey nachos recipe takes no time to put together, has some proper fresh, zingy flavours, and is a fabulous sharing dish – basically everything you want from Boxing Day and beyond. And for the rest of the year, well, just make it with chicken!
Leftover turkey nachos
1 red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
I red chilli, sliced and deseeded
A couple of tablespoons of stir fry sauce of your choice (I’m quite partial to plain old sweet and sour, or mix honey, soy, crushed garlic and a little vinegar)
A couple of handfuls of leftover shredded turkey or chicken
1 large bag salted tortilla chips
Grated cheddar cheese
Handful of coriander
Preheat the oven to about 180 degrees/gas 4
So just add a glug of oil to the pan (I use rapeseed), then slice the onions, peppers and chilli and fry gently until softened. Add in the sauce and then bung in the shredded turkey. Cook gently until everything is coated and the meat is heated through.
To put the dish together, start with a couple of spoonfuls of the turkey mixture, spreading it out on the platter, then scatter a couple of handfuls of tortilla chips, then sprinkle with grated cheddar. Repeat the layers until everything is used up. Finish with a sprinkling of cheddar. Bake in the oven until the cheese is bubbling. About 15 minutes should do it.
Sprinkle with coriander and then serve with a couple of dollops of chunky guacamole, maybe a scattering of cherry tomatoes, some of those pickled red chillis you get in a jar (sorry Ben), and then, plop in the middle of the table and dive in. Perfect family food to share, and great party food if you have people coming over.