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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Turkey Sandwiches

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 9 hr 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Hot pulled turkey mixed with salsa on a bun cools down with avacado and pepper garnish.

4
bone-in turkey thighs (about 3 lb), skin removed
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/4
cup water
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
8
kaiser rolls, split
8
slices (1/2 oz each) Monterey Jack cheese
2
medium avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
1
medium red or green bell pepper, cut into rings

Steps

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place turkey thighs. In small bowl, mix salsa, water and taco seasoning mix; pour over turkey.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until juice of turkey is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F).
  • 3 Remove turkey from slow cooker; place on cutting board. With 2 forks, shred turkey; discard bones. Return turkey to slow cooker; mix well. Cover; cook on High heat setting 15 minutes longer or until mixture is hot.
  • 4 With slotted spoon, spoon about 1/2 cup turkey mixture onto bottom half of each bun. Top with cheese, avocados, bell pepper and top halves of buns.
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place turkey thighs. In small bowl, mix salsa, water and taco seasoning mix; pour over turkey.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until juice of turkey is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F).
  • 3 Remove turkey from slow cooker; place on cutting board. With 2 forks, shred turkey; discard bones. Return turkey to slow cooker; mix well. Cover; cook on High heat setting 15 minutes longer or until mixture is hot.
  • 4 With slotted spoon, spoon about 1/2 cup turkey mixture onto bottom half of each bun. Top with cheese, avocados, bell pepper and top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

Looking for a little heat? Use hot salsa and pepper Jack cheese to give these sandwiches a spicier kick.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
1030mg
1030%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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