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Smoked Turkey Carnitas

Smoked Turkey Carnitas
Yields 8
Pre-smoked turkey legs from the supermarket provide a great shortcut for this dish. Piquant salsa verde and salty cotija cheese added to the meat make this speedy meal a tasty summer staple.
  1. 2 smoked turkey legs (about 2 pounds)
  2. 1 small red onion, sliced thinly
  3. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  4. 1 cup salsa verde
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  7. 1 cup shredded lettuce
  8. 1 tomato, diced
  9. ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  1. Preheat grill. Grill smoked turkey legs, turning occasionally, until just warmed through, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine onion and lime juice. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Shred meat from turkey legs. In a medium bowl, combine shredded meat, salsa verde, and cumin.
  3. Grill tortillas for 30 seconds on each side to warm. Top each with turkey meat mixture, onion mixture, lettuce, tomato, cotija cheese, and cilantro.
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Jacqueline Plant

Jackie Plant freelances as a recipe developer and editor/food writer for magazines and websites such as Weight Watchers, Family Circle and Culture magazines, while contributing to the development of cookbooks. She has spent much of the past 20 years developing recipes and writing about food for national magazines, such as Parents, Country Living and Woman’s Day Magazine.

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