Meals for Under £10: Get creative with your Christmas leftovers with this Mexican turkey pie

LOOKING for something creative to do with those turkey leftovers?

This Mexican-inspired recipe, from Tesco Real Food, lets you get creative with cooked turkey. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s the perfect, easy family meal to prepare.


You’ll need

2 tbsp olive oil

2 red onions

2 red peppers

2 tomatoes

3 tbsp tomato purée

2 tsp ground cumin

1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, plus extra to garnish

1 tsp crushed chillies

1 tsp ground coriander

300g cooked turkey meat, dark meat shredded and white meat finely chopped

400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed

½ lime, juiced

100g lightly salted tortilla chips

100g grated mozzarella Optional:

4 tbsp soured cream

1/2 avocado, finely chopped

½ red chilli

handful coriander leaves


Heat the oil in a large pan over a high heat. Add the onions and peppers and stir-fry for 6-8 mins until golden.

Add the tomatoes, tomato purée and spices, and season. Pour in 200ml hot water and mix everything together well. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 mins until the tomatoes have broken down.

Add the turkey, black beans and lime juice. Mix together and remove the pan from the heat.

Preheat the grill to high. Tip the turkey mixture into a baking dish. Break the tortillas into pieces and scatter over the mix, then sprinkle over the grated mozzarella. Grill for 3-4 mins until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are lightly golden.

Top with the avocado, chillies and coriander (if using). Dollop the soured cream over and finish with a pinch of smoked paprika.