At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, there’s absolutely nothing that we love more than taking ordinary ingredients and transforming them into a culinary masterpiece. If you’ve been following along with us for any amount of time, you’ll know that our focus is on creating delicious dishes that are incredibly easy to prepare. If you’re new here, first of all, welcome aboard! We hope that you’ll find our grilling tips, tricks, and recipes helpful.

In our last blog, we shared one of our favorite methods of reusing leftover Thanksgiving turkey–by tossing all of our holiday leftovers onto a sandwich and throwing it onto the grill. It really doesn’t get much better than that! Except in reality it just might…

That’s why we’re excited to share another way to use that leftover Thanksgiving turkey that you’re never quite sure what to do with. Rather than simply throwing it onto a plate and reheating it, you can utilize a number of the items sitting in your fridge–along with a few others–and turn that food into something truly incredible. Without further ado, we present you our recipe for…

Smothered Grilled Turkey Burritos

If you’re anything like the team at Mighty Flame, you’re a big fan of a good burrito. This particular method of burrito making is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family, and much like our Grilled Turkey Sandwich recipe, you might just consider making extra turkey just to use in one of these dishes. Since we’re mostly using leftovers, this recipe is incredibly easy. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Leftover turkey meat (shredded)
  • Leftover dressing
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • Leftover gravy
  • Flour tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese
  • A can of green chile

That’s all there is to it. There are actually two methods and we’ll share both with you.

Option One

Start by combining your turkey meat with the green chile and your mashed potatoes on a flour tortilla. Add cheddar cheese, then wrap your burrito in such a way that nothing is going to fall out. Not sure how to do that? This article from Lifehacker has all of the tips you need.

Next, add your burrito to a grill over indirect heat and allow it to cook, turning occasionally. In the meantime, heat your leftover dressing and leftover gravy. When your burrito is fully cooked through, move it to direct heat for a minute or so on each side to get nice sear marks and add a bit of extra cheddar cheese at the end.

Plate your burrito and smother it with dressing and gravy and serve immediately. It really doesn’t get much better than this!

Option Two

Much like option one, you’ll start by combining your shredded turkey with mashed potatoes, dressing, leftover gravy, and shredded cheddar cheese. Utilizing the same method we mentioned above, wrap your burrito to ensure that nothing falls out.

Grill over indirect heat, making sure everything is fully cooked through, once again transferring your burrito to direct heat to finish up perfectly. To finish off this method, smother your burrito in warm green chile and serve immediately.


The final step, of course, is to enjoy your food regardless of which burrito you decided to go with. They’re awfully similar, but the differences allow you to create a meal that is more in line with your particular tastes. Either way, the end result is an incredible burrito that allows you to use your leftover Thanksgiving food in a creative and delicious way, and that is always a win in our book.

One quick note to add is that we love using Stokes Pork Green Chile because of its excellent flavor and consistency. You’re certainly welcome to use any brand of green chile you prefer, but trust us when we say that you should at least give our recommendation a try. Hopefully you’ll love it as much as we do! At the end of the day, whichever method you use and whichever ingredients you decide to use, we think you’ll agree that you’ve never had holiday leftovers quite like this. As we mentioned above, we actually frequently make more turkey on Thanksgiving simply so we can use it in leftovers!

Stay Tuned For More

At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, we love sharing our favorite grilling tips, tricks, and recipes and we have loved sharing our favorite ways to use leftovers with you. However you choose to make your turkey, this is a great way to use what’s left. Whether you prefer to cook it in an oven or throw it on the grill–more on that in our next blog–we believe that you’re absolutely going to love these leftover dishes.

Need to find a propane tank refill location? Check out our map and then swing by so you can make sure that you have the perfect way to grill up your Thanksgiving leftovers. Until next time!