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Turkey!?! Is it too early to begin worrying and wondering what you’re going to do with your leftover turkey?  Since Thanksgiving is one week from today, I don’t think so.  After turkey sandwiches,  I think leftover turkey works best treated with a Mexican or a Western flair, so that’s what I’ve provided for you today.

Barbecued Turkey and Spinach Quesadillas

8 whole-wheat and/or flour tortillas (8-inch)
6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup shredded cooked leftover turkey
1/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
2 green onions, white and green portions, thinly sliced
16 large fresh spinach leaves, stemmed
6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Place 4 tortillas on a work surface; cover with Monterey Jack cheese. Combine the turkey and barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Scatter the mixture evenly over the cheese, along with the parsley and green onions. Lay spinach leaves flat over entire surface to cover.  Sprinkle with cheddar.

Place a second tortilla over each,  press down to help ingredients hold together.

Heat a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat until very hot. Place a quesadilla in the skillet and cook, pressing down with a large spatula and turning once, until the cheese melts and the tortillas brown slightly, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Place on a baking sheet and put in the preheated oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

To serve, cut each quesadilla into quarters and serve hot.

Makes 16 wedges


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1 Kim Tunheim Salmans { 11.17.11 at 10:47 AM }

great idea! I took mine out today to have this weekend. THis sounds like lunch next week

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