Olivia's Cuisine

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Nachos

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Step 1

To make turkey carinas: Heat the oil (or drippings) in a large nonstick or cast iron skilled, over medium high heat, until shimmering. Add the shredded turkey, spreading into a single layer, and cook without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until browned and crispy. Stir and continue cooking until the turkey carnitas as as crisp as you like. Season with salt and reserve.

Step 2

To make the cranberry sauce salsa: Combine the chopped onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeño, cranberry sauce, lime juice and zest and cilantro in a medium bowl. Season with salt and reserve.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Step 4

Spread half of the chips on a large cast iron, oven proof dish or baking sheet. Add half the turkey carnitas, Brussels sprouts (if using), ½ cup of cheddar and ½ cup of Monterey Jack. Top with the remaining chips, turkey carnitas, cheese and Brussels sprouts. Bake until the cheese is melted and chips are toasted, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Top with the cranberry sauce salsa, sliced jalapeños, cilantro and a dollop of sour cream. Serve immediately, squeezing some lime juice on top if desired.