We created this with leftover turkey in mind. Leftover or rotisserie chicken can also be used. Make it a Meal: Serve with guacamole and chopped jalapeño peppers and/or hot sauce--and a cold cerveza.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006




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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin and chile powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and lime juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the onions are very soft, 16 to 20 minutes. Stir in turkey (or chicken) and beans and continue cooking until the mixture is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes more.

  • Divide the turkey-bean mixture among tortillas (or wraps). Top each with cheese and cabbage, roll into burritos and serve.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the filling (Step 1), cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

To warm tortillas: Wrap in foil and bake at 300°F until steaming, or wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 38.5g 77% DV; carbohydrates 38g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7.4g 30% DV; sugars 3.5g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol 106.8mg 36% DV; vitamin a iu 284.6IU 6% DV; vitamin c 12.2mg 20% DV; folate 57mcg 14% DV; calcium 204.6mg 21% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 51.2mg 18% DV; potassium 448.9mg 13% DV; sodium 711.6mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I thought this recipe was very bland. I was really underwhelmed. Granny48 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great healthy meal! My husband and I love this recipe. We have it at least twice a month. I've made it with chicken as well as turkey. We do add shredded cheese and sour cream to the burritos which adds to the flavor. Also the tomatoes with green chiles add a nice punch. I make it with mexican rice and corn bread. Yum! Pros: uses leftover shredded turkey or chicken inexpensive great as a quick meal Cons: need to add cheese and sour cream! Read More