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Tasty Turkey Tacos

Tasty Turkey Tacos

Hands-on Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves 6 

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1¼ lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2½ tsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 6″ flour tortillas

Optional Toppings:

  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • ¾ c Mexican-style shredded cheese
  • ½ c sour cream
  • ½ c finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ c chopped jalapenos
  • taco sauce or salsa
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.  Saute the onion for 5-8 minutes or until softened.  Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.  Add turkey and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently to break it up.  Add tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and paprika and stir well to combine.  Reduce the heat to low and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and warm in the microwave on high for 15-30 seconds.
  3. When ready to serve, place toppings in small bowls on the table.  Layer about ⅓ c of turkey in a tortilla and add desired toppings.

Ditch the ground beef and seasoning packets!  This is the best recipe for homemade taco meat!!

From The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook it’s very good and very easy!  This is now my go-to recipe for taco night (or Cinco de Mayo!).

Tasty Turkey Tacos with Spanish rice, sweet corn cake, chips & salsa and margaritas!

Also, if you’re like me and wish you had a tortilla warming press like Chipotle, the book points out that tortillas can also be warmed in an oven set to 250°F.  Wrap in foil and warm while preparing the filling.  So not quite like Chipotle but better than the microwave where I always manage to over cook them!

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