Mexican Turkey Leftover Bowl

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
The perfect meal for a lazy, day-after-Thanksgiving day.

Not sure what to do with all that leftover food? Here's an awesome and easy idea that is a bit out of the box:  Mexican Turkey Leftover Bowl. If you want a healthier variation of the recipe below, you can replace the rice for quinoa, or even lettuce! The secret of this favorite in my house is cooking the leftover turkey with a bit of Mexican chorizo. You can mix canned ingredients like the red beans, corn and salsa verde with fresh ones, like the avocado, cheese and cilantro.


  • 2 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 can red Beans or refried beans
  • 4 lbs turkey breast or any other cut
  • salsa verde
  • 1 can corn yellow
  • 4 avocados
  • 2 cups cotija cheese or shredded cheese of your choice
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 4 Mexican chorizos Use 1 chorizo for every pound of turkey meat


  1. Cut the leftover turkey meat in small diced cubes. Take each chorizo out of its lining. In a frying pan, reheat the turkey meat with the chorizo. No extra oil is needed, the chorizo will release plenty. Cook on medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, until the chorizo is crunchy.
  2. Serve white rice in each serving bowl. Add the turkey chorizo mix on top. Followed by corn, red beans, salsa verde, diced avocados, a dash of cotija cheese and cilantro. You could also make a small buffet where everyone gets to select their favorite toppings!
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