Smoked turkey carnitas

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fire it up, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know carnitas are usually done with pork or beef, but I had an extra turkey leg in the fridge I cooked a few days ago and after reading and viewing the great post member scubadoo97 had done I had to try them.

    First I ripped up the turkey...



    Then took a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos and drained them, added some olive oil and 2 canned chipotles along with some Tabasco brand chipotle salsa and some minced onion...



    Heated the turkey in some olive oil and added some of the tomato mixture...



    Heated some corn tortillas (and one flour to try) then wrapped them around the turkey mixture and some habanero cheese and browned...



    When they were finished I just topped with shredded lettuce and added some more tomato mixture.



    They were really good. The heat built up quite a bit from all the heat that went into it but they were delicious.

    Thanks for checking out my Qview.
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Thanks for the pics.
     
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good, sounds hot to me with 2 cans chipotle peppers, but yum!
     
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I meant that I used 2 chipotle peppers out of the can I bought, not 2 cans. That would be quite a bit of heat, but still good.
     
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wowee, that's some GREAT looking stuff there! Never thought about turkey carnitas until now, and they are now on the to-do list. By the way, your heat level sounded just-about-right. Hot and spicy should be Hot-And-Spicy. Real nice.

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