Thanksgiving Leftovers Week: Thanksgiving Burrito

One of the more popular, but inoffensive tropes, associated with Thanksgiving is the idea of leftovers. Personally we at PCFG eat leftovers constantly, all year-round because they prevent wasted food and are great for saving money. I never understood why so many people were bothered by eating leftovers, but acted as though Thanksgiving dinner somehow produced magic, mystical leftovers that are physically different from others. No matter, though, we’re here to talk recipes and what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. This being Thanksgiving Leftovers Week, we already covered grilled cheese, so now let’s get on board with a Thanksgiving burrito.

Leftovers utilized: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin puree


As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, burritos are great because they’re just so damn easy to make. If you have tortillas, then you can make burritos. Personally, I like corn tortillas or the dual corn/flour tortillas, but honestly you can use whichever you like. It’s a preference thing, since generally for wraps a tortilla is a tortilla.

Thanksgiving Burrito

  • 1 tortilla
  • 2 tbsp savory pumpkin puree (substitute gravy if you don’t have any)
  • 1/2 cup stuffing
  • 1/4 cup turkey
  • Sliced cranberries or cranberry sauce
  • 2 tbsp shredded cheese of your choice (Mexican blend, monterrey, cheddar, mozzarella, etc…)
  • Gravy (optional)
  1. Warm up your tortilla on either a grill pan on medium heat, or in the oven in foil at 350°, until warm and flexible.
  2. Alongside this, re-heat turkey and stuffing in microwave until warm enough, about 1-2 minutes depending on microwave.
  3. Place tortilla on a large plate and spread your pumpkin puree onto it using a spoon or butter knife. Make sure it covers most, but not all, of the tortilla.
  4. Crumble your stuffing all over the tortilla and add the turkey on top.
  5. Lastly, place cranberries/cranberry sauce on your burrito to suit your personal tastes, and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. If you’d like gravy, add it on now as well.
  6. To finish, wrap it up using the burrito method.

Serves 1 person


So you can see, this burrito captures all those Thanksgiving meal flavors into one place. It tastes amazing, and depending on how much leftover food you have from Thanksgiving, you could end up having enough to make a bunch of these guys for the whole week and beyond! Plus, as with all burritos, this ain’t rocket science math, so you can make it up however you want. As you make more, improvise on them a little, see what kind of sauces or additional foods you wanna throw in. That’s how you invent new burritos, and thus the world is a better place. Big smiles, guys.


Need tips on folding your burrito? Watch our tutorial video!


Posted on December 4, 2014, in Etcetera and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.


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