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Barbecued Turkey Tostadas

BBQ Turkey Tostadas

Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for these BBQ turkey tostadas. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015)

This recipe serves four.


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tsp. garlic, minced
  • ½ Tsp. cumin
  • ¼ Tsp. ground coriander
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded turkey meat
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • As needed, vegetable oil, as needed for frying
  • As needed, shredded jack cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, cilantro sprigs, sour cream and lime wedges.


  • Prepare BBQ sauce by heating a saute pan on medium heat. Add the vegetable oil and onions. Cook for about two minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, cumin and coriander, then cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add vinegar, ketchup, molasses and honey. Whisk until smooth. Stir in the shredded turkey. Reserve warm to serve with tostadas.
  • To fry tostadas, heat ½-inch of vegetable oil in a saute pan wide enough to fit your corn tortillas to 350 degrees f. Fry one tortilla at a time, flipping after the first side gets light golden. Remove to drain. Season once out of the oil. Repeat with other tortillas.
  • Top each fried tortilla with the shredded BBQ turkey and jack cheese and sprinkle any of the suggested garnishes above.
  • Enjoy!

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