Love Your Leftovers 2023
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time when friends, family, and delicious food surround you. Once the feasting has ceased, more often than not, your refrigerator is packed full of leftovers that can become redundant to even the most resilient palate. Lucky for you, the ¡Yo Quiero! family has more than enough great ideas to revive and Love Your Leftovers so you can fill your belly and not your trash bin. Here are some of our favorite ideas to take them from Ah-gain to Ah-mazing!!
CRISPY LEFTOVER TURKEY TACOS
Leftover turkey gets dry and loses its flavor after a couple of days in the fridge. So instead of the usual turkey sandwiches, even though turkey sandwiches are super yummy with ¡Yo Quiero! guacamole, shred your leftover turkey, and heat it with some poultry stock. Once it’s warm, make turkey tacos or nachos! Get your taco shells/tortillas/chips ready, and add your turkey. Top with lettuce, ¡Yo Quiero! guacamole, salsa, then drizzle with warm queso. This takes your tired turkey to tasty tacos!
BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS WITH QUESO
Cooked veggies tend to get a bit soggy when left over, but there are easy ways to bring them back to life. For example, if you find extra asparagus in your fridge, wrap them in bacon, put on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes to heat the bacon and bring the flavors together. Who doesn’t love bacon?? And, if you’d like, drizzle with some warm, ¡Yo Quiero! queso to really take it to the next level! Also, it’s worth noting that most leftover veggies can be revived by roasting. Be sure that you don’t put them in for too long! You want them nicely roasted, not burned and charred.
We love stuffing, but it dries out almost as badly as the turkey after a few days! To revive your stuffing, make stuffing sliders. Take your stuffing and make tennis ball size shapes (you can get your kids involved in this one, they LOVE playing with their food); set the balls on some parchment paper and take out a skillet, and brown some onions in butter or olive oil. Once your pan is hot, add a few of the stuffing balls and gently mash to make a nice patty. Sauté on both sides to your desired crispiness, then serve topped with ¡Yo Quiero! guacamole, salsa or queso.
TURKEY AVOCADO TOAST WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE
At ¡Yo Quiero! we know better than most that you can only consume so many leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches before you go crazy. So if you’re sick of all the heavy Thanksgiving food, this leftover Turkey Avocado Toast with Cranberry Sauce is for you. It’s creamy, a little spicy, and oh-so-delicious.
TACO STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Looking for an interesting way to put those bland leftover sweet potatoes to use? These Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes will take taco night to a new level! This recipe is incredibly delicious, very satisfying, healthy, family-friendly, and an easy Whole30 Mexican dish! Tender sweet potatoes pair perfectly with spicy taco meat, onions, and ¡Yo Quiero!™️ Original Guacamole.
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