Turkey Ropa Viejas

READY IN: 7hrs 25mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

This is actually shredded turkey which may be used to make Mexican foods like burros or tacos or in salads such as taco salad or in sandwiches. To make barbecued turkey sandwiches, substitute barbecue sauce for the tomato sauce in the recipe below.

Top Review by Jaxi V.

Easy as can be! made a few times already, even tried several variations too ( diced tomato when I had no fresh, pressure cooker when short on time.) Love it

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the turkey in a 3-1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker. Add the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, sliced onion, chopped bell pepper, sliced olives, minced garlic, ground cumin, dried oregano, and black pepper, mixing gently. Cover and cook on LO heat 6-7 hours.
  2. Shred the turkey in the slow-cooker using 2 forks. Stir in the lemon juice and salt.
  3. Serve with rice and/or beans, if desired.

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