Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Turkey Sandwiches

Hot pulled turkey mixed with salsa on a bun cools down with avacado and pepper garnish.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 9 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • 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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