Tasty Turkey Tacos
Here is another recipe I found while shopping for groceries on Fresh Direct. As I try to find time to prepare dinner with a newborn, I’ve been looking for recipes that are quick and healthy (so I can lose the baby weight). This recipe — requiring little prep work and using ground turkey — fit the bill.
I’ve never made tacos with tomato sauce as an ingredient — it imparts some sweetness to the dish reminding me vaguely of Sloppy Joe’s. There is definitely some heat from the chili powder, cumin and paprika.
I served the tacos with lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and shredded cheese. This is definitely a tasty alternative to my typical beef tacos!
Tasty Turkey Tacos
From “The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook” by Colleen Doyle and Jeanne Besser (via Fresh Direct)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 12 (6-inch) flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 3/4 cup “Mexican-style” shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat or regular sour cream
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños
- Taco sauce or salsa
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Sauté the onion for 5 to 8 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add turkey and cook for 6 to 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 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and warm in the microwave on HIGH for 15 to 30 seconds.
When ready to serve, place toppings in small bowls on the table. Layer about 1/3 cup of turkey in a tortilla and add desired toppings.