Per our post-Thanksgiving tradition, we bought more discount turkeys again this year! In fact, this year was even better than our $0.49 cent birds of years past…because the sale was at $0.39/lb, but that’s neither here nor there. Anyway, after Breaking Down our Turkey, we kept aside two things while we put the rest in the chest freezer. Originally, we planned to stuff our turkey thighs and roast, but we found ourselves in a bit of a time crunch, so we broke out the slow cooker instead.
We then decided to make tacos that played upon the concept of a Turkey Bacon Lettuce Tomato, and it worked! Lastly, we built a sauce out of mayonnaise, horseradish, and dried parsley to round out the flavours (although my wife and kid put ranch dressing on theirs instead due to their mutual dislike of horseradish). We served our tacos a la carte because we hit the major food groups within our tacos.
Time: 6 Hours (most of which is cooking your Turkey in the slow cooker)
- Turkey Thighs (we used Boneless from our Broken Down Turkey)
- Flour Tortillas
- Sauce of your choosing. My wife and sous chef went with yogurt ranch dressing, and I mixed mayonnaise, horseradish, and parsley together for mine.
- To season your Turkey as it cooks:
- Garlic Powder
- Place your turkey thighs into your slow cooker, and add any seasonings you like on top of the skin. Put the lid on, turn the heat to low, and cook for 5-6 hours.
- As your turkey finishes up in your slow cooker, dice your onion, and cut your bacon into ribbons. Heat a little butter in a pan, and then add your bacon and onions. Cook until your bacon becomes crispy, and your onions caramelize.
- As your bacon and onions cook, shred your lettuce, and dice your tomato.
- Mix any of your sauce ingredients together, and set aside.
- When your turkey is done, remove your thighs from the slow cooker, and place them into a large bowl. Remove the skin, and use two forks to shred the meat.
- Build your tacos starting with your shredded meat followed by your lettuce and tomatoes before finishing with your bacon and onions and your sauce.
- Plate, Devour, and Enjoy!