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Turkey crispy tacos recipe

Well, once we add some leftover turkey you will be amazed by how incredibly well these two pairs together in these turkey crispy tacos, or as I call them, flautas. Can we make them even better? Well, yes! We have some options, like a topping of Cotija Cheese or Queso Fresco...
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 394kcal


  • 12 corn tortillas the thinner the better
  • 2 cups of shredded turkey meat
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • About ¾ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1-⅓ cup of mole sauce*
  • 1 cup of El Mexicano® Cotija Cheese grated or Queso Fresco Casero®
  • ½ cup El Mexicano® Crema Mexicana


  • Place the shredded turkey meat into a bowl and season with the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet at medium-high temperature.
  • While the oil is heating up, warm the tortillas on a hot griddle (just a few seconds) until they become pliable and easy to roll. Cover with a kitchen napkin to keep them warm while you form the taquitos.
  • Add some of the turkey meat into the tortilla; roll tightly and, with the help of kitchen tongs, place into the hot oil. Wait a few seconds before removing the tongs, to be sure the tortilla won’t unfold.
  • Cook each taquito for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Once cooked, place on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Before serving, spoon some of the Mole sauce over the taquitos, drizzle with cream and garnish with El Mexicano® Cotija Cheese and/or Fresco Casero®, I used a mix of the two of them. Add some avocado slices and red onion rings. Enjoy!


  • El Mexicano® Brand also sells mole paste.
  • You can also serve with red onion slices, avocado, and pickled carrots.


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1.5mg