Friday, November 6, 2009
Oregano Chipotle Pulled Turkey with Potato Poblano Fundido Soft Taco
I used white corn tortillas this time because I was out of flour ones, but the flavor worked fabulously together. But use what you have and what you prefer. These are an outstanding taco - moist, cheesy and slightly spicy.
It was Halloween the night we made these so we enjoyed a pumpkin beer with our meal, but any dark beer would work! Enjoy as a appetizer or as a full meal. Mini foods are fat and happy!
Tips and Techniques: If you can't find the small 4" tortillas, simply buy the larger ones and cut small circles out of them.Save the edges for top soups or throw in salads.
Oregano Chipotle Pulled Turkey
Turkey Tenderloin (1.5lbs) (could substitute pork- it will give better flavor but it's also not as healthy)
3 minced garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water or broth
2 tbls fresh oregano
1 tbls cider vinegar
Let that simmer with the the cover off until the liquid is reduced to half
Shred, or 'pull apart' with two forks, and add:
1/2 can tomato sauce
2 tsp chili powder
2 tbls fresh oregano
Fresh ground pepper (salt if needed)
Cover, put heat on low - medium low, let simmer for a couple of hours.
Potato Poblano Fundido
3/4 cup finely dice yellow onion
1 medium size potato, finely diced
1/4 cup small dice, roasted poblano pepper (add more or less depending on your heat preference and the heat of the peppers)
1/2 cup beer
1/4 - 1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup chopped or shredded smoked gouda
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Saute onion and potato in olive oil until potatoes are nearly soft (this will happen relatively quickly when they are diced super small.) Add the poblano peppers and beer, toss. Add cream, simmer on low for minute. Add cheese and parsley just before serving.
The Soft Taco, putting it all together:
Buy small (2 - 4") flour tortillas, if you can't find the small tortillas, cut them out of larger tortillas. Pile a scoop of the pulled turkey in the middle of a tortilla, add a small scoop of potato fundido. Fold and eat!