Looking for a quick and healthy taco meal – try these turkey tacos. This is a great alternative to a ground beef taco. I add my own seasonings, and very little store bought taco seasoning. I use canned diced chilies and their sauce, as they add an extra tang and not too much heat. If you like it on the spicy side, add a fine diced jalapeno pepper, but do not skip the canned chilies. You can serve this with a side of cooked brown rice for a complete meal.
Makes 12 Hard Shell Tacos
1 Tbls. Canola oil
1 Lb. Lean ground turkey
1 Small Onion, diced fine
1 Tbls. Ground cumin
1Tsp. Garlic powder
1 Packet Herb ox Sodium Free Beef Bouillon
1 ½ Tbls. Taco Seasoning – 40% lower sodium variety
1 Tsp. Whole wheat flour
1 Can (4.5-ounce) Diced chilies
1 Can (15-ounce) Black beans, rinsed and drained
½ Can (14.5-ounce) Diced tomatoes – no salt added
½ Cup Cold water
Place a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Add turkey and onions, fry for about 5 minutes, and then add the cumin, garlic powder, beef bouillon, and taco seasoning, stir to combine. Continue to fry until turkey is browned. Once the mixture has browned (about another 10 minutes), add the flour; stir to combine.
Add the chilies, beans, tomatoes and water. Continue cooking over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until sauce bubbles and thickens slightly.
Serve in your favorite taco shell or whole wheat tortilla with a variety of toppings.
- Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt
- Reduced fat shredded cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- Diced fresh tomatoes
- Chopped scallions
- Sliced black olives
- Diced avocado, sprinkled with lime juice