Looking for ways to reinvent your Thanksgiving Day leftovers? This copycat gobblerito is exactly what you need. It combines all of the classic Thanksgiving foods into one delicious and satisfying burrito.
About this Gobblerito
There is a restaurant called, Mad Mex based out of my hometown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each year, at Thanksgiving, they offer a homemade gobblerito.
Essentially, a gobblerito is a burrito stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey and sides. That said, their version always had a slight Mexican twist. They’d include, sliced turkey, corn, black bean mashed potatoes, and stuffing. They’d then finish it with gravy and a side of fresh cranberry sauce. If you live or have lived in Pittsburgh, chances are you’ve tried this or at least know about it!
So, this year, I figured I would try my hand at making my own copycat gobblerito. I layered my tortilla with thinly sliced turkey, homemade stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. I then topped it with my homemade gravy and extra cranberry sauce. The homemade gravy recipe is enough for two burritos, but I used all of it on mine. It’s addicting.
Needless to say, this gobblerito was incredible. So, if you’re looking for a fun and delicious way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers, give this recipe a try. You’re going to love it.
Best eaten the same day. However, any leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for two days. Reheat in the microwave. Looking for more Thanksgiving recipes? Try my easy stuffing recipe or my cornbread pudding.
- 1 large flour tortilla
- 2 pieces turkey, sliced thin
- ¼ cup stuffing
- ¼ cup candied sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon AP flour, all purpose
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- ½ cup 2% milk
- ⅓ cup chicken stock
- 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce
- cast iron skillet
- sauce pot
Make the gravy:
- In a small sauce pot, combine your butter and garlic. Let it begin to brown before adding the AP flour.
- Add the AP flour and form a roux. Once the flour begins to bubble, slowly add your milk, chicken stock and soy sauce. Stir well. Simmer over low heat.
- Spray a cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Place it over low heat.
Assemble the Gobblerito:
- Lay the tortilla on a flat surface.
- Layer the sliced turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Make sure not to fill it too much or you will not be able to close the Gobblerito.
- Once the tortilla is filled, take the end of the tortilla and fold it over the top of the filling.
- Tuck in the sides and continue rolling the tortilla closed.
- Next, add the Gobblerito to the cast-iron skillet and allow the Gobblerito to heat through. You will also get a nice light brown sear on the outside.
- Once heated, pour the homemade gravy over the Gobblerito.
- Top with extra cranberry sauce and enjoy!
2 Comments on “Copycat Gobblerito”
Oh my goodness! That gravy recipe was spot on. I will be saving leftovers next year with the intent to make this again.
Okay it is the day after Thanksgiving and I was all ready with this recipe! It did not disappoint! My boyfriend was making fun of me as I constructed this beauty while hungover from food and alcohol, but that didn’t stop me. Now he’s trying to make one too! Fantastic idea.