Thanksgiving Leftover Burritos
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. Like with this recipe for burritos, filled with delicious Thanksgiving leftovers and dipped in a sweet-savory sauce.
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.
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.