Thanksgiving Leftover Burritos
One of my favorite food moments of the year happens the day after Thanksgiving, when I’m deciding what to do with my Thanksgiving leftovers.
Sure, you can eat the same meal again: Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, etc.
But it’s more fun to get creative and repurpose leftovers.
So here’s a new recipe to add to your Thanksgiving-leftover-recipes repertoire: Thanksgiving leftover burritos!
These aren’t your average burritos.
In this recipe, leftover turkey, stuffing, and asparagus get a makeover and are wrapped in a large burrito shell. These ingredients are placed on a base of cream cheese and Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment. They’re rolled up into a hearty burrito with the flavors of Thanksgiving.
What You Need To Make Thanksgiving Leftover Burritos
Here’s what you’ll need to make Thanksgiving leftover burritos:
- Large burrito shells: Look for the largest flour burrito shells you can find. A regular-size tortilla shell won’t be big enough to make a proper burrito.
- Cream cheese: A layer of cream cheese tastes great and serves as the culinary “glue” to keep this burrito together.
- Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment: This sweet-tangy dressing adds a lightness and subtle sweetness to these burritos.
- Leftover turkey and stuffing: The bulk of the burritos is the turkey and stuffing. Add as much as you want!
- Leftover asparagus (or green beans): Adding leftover veggies adds a fresh element.
Assembling The Burritos
Here are a few tricks to make burrito rolling a breeze:
- Heat tortilla shells in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds to soften. A soft shell is much easier to fold than one that is room temperature.
- Place ingredients just below the center of the shell.
- Start rolling from the bottom up, folding in sides as you get to them.
- At the end, tighten the burrito and rest seam side down. You can use a bit of cream cheese under the fold to keep the burrito together.
- Spread a bit of butter on the outside of the burrito. Place in a frying pan or a George Foreman grill to heat and brown the burrito.
About The Sauce
One item I always have stocked in my pantry is Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment. This sweet, tangy, tomato-y dressing can be used in so many different recipes, from sauces to stir frys to marinades to salads and dips.
This dressing is available in Hy-Vee, Walmart, other grocery stores, and can also be purchased online. It is available in Home Style and Light & Lean varieties.
Here are some more recipes using Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment:
- Maple-roasted Brussels sprouts and ring bologna
- Shrimp po’boy sandwiches
- Chicken fajita bake
- Peanut ramen salad
- Grilled club sandwiches
- Breakfast croquettes
- Game day pulled pork nachos
- Mexican ground beef skillet
- Sheet pan orange chicken and veggies
- Chicken broccoli hotdish
- Spinach tomato tortellini soup
- More recipes are available at dorothylynch.com
More Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
Get creative with your Thanksgiving leftovers by making one of these resourceful recipes:
- Leftover turkey and cranberry salsa nachos
- Turkey-cranberry wontons
- Turkey lettuce wraps with peanut sauce
- Thanksgiving croquettes (made out of leftovers)
- Leftover turkey chili
- Turkey mole bowls
- Turkey empanadas
- Mashed potato bar (with lots of toppings!)
- Leftover pie crust cookies
- Pecan-cranberry dip
- Other Thanksgiving leftover ideas
- 1 extra large flour tortilla
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment
- 1/2 cup leftover stuffing
- 3/4 cup leftover turkey
- 4 stalks leftover asparagus
- Chopped green onions
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment, as a dipping sauce
- Heat tortilla in microwave for 5 to 10 seconds to soften. Alternatively, you can place the tortilla over a low flame for a few seconds to soften (watch carefully!)
- Spread cream cheese on center of tortilla. Add Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment.
- Place leftover stuffing on top, followed by turkey, asparagus, and green onion.
- Starting at the bottom of the tortilla, start folding up, folding in edges when you come to them.
- Tightly fold at the end, securing with a bit of cream cheese, if necessary.
- Spread butter on the outside of the tortilla shell. Place burrito in a George Foreman grill or frying pan to heat and brown the tortilla.
- Cut burrito in half and serve with Dorothy Lynch Dressing & Condiment on the side.