Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Nachos

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Nachos
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Give your Thanksgiving leftovers new life with this clever nacho recipe created by Chef Glenn Rolnick.Recipe courtesy of Virgil's Real Barbecue
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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Nachos
Total time: 35 minutes
  • 1 12-ounce bag corn tortilla chips
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds leftover diced cooked turkey
  • 1/2 pound cooked green beans, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound cooked brussel sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 2 pound cheese, shredded or small diced
  • 3 large jalapeños
  • 6 ounce salsa of choice
  • 2 ounce fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup canned black beans
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounce ranch dressing (optional)
  1. Preheat a small 8-inch sauté pan. Add 1/3 of the oil, 1/3 of the onion and 1/3 of garlic. Add a touch of salt and pepper. Start to brown. Add cut green beans. Cook until nicely browned. Put on plate and reserve on the side. Repeat for the Brussels sprouts, and then for the sliced jalapeños.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Assemble the chips on a bake-proof platter. Add all of the cheese. Place in oven and bake 2-3 minutes (or until cheese is half melted) and remove.
  4. Add all ingredients to top except cilantro and salsas. Spread generously. Place back in oven for approximately 3-5 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and items are hot. Remove.
  5. Drizzle salsas and garnish with cilantro.
  6. Optional: drizzle Ranch dressing on top as well.