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Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Taco Night is a favorite in my house.  My kids and their friends all love these tacos so much that they suggested I give the recipe to the school’s cafeteria cook! Serve this with Guacamole & Cucumber Mango Salsa …week 6 of cookbook production for #THESEASONEDPLATE [photo credits: Claudia Chocano].

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Taco Night is a family favorite in homes across America. My kids and their friends all love these tacos so much that they suggested I give the recipe to the school’s cafeteria cook! Serve this with Guacamole & Cucumber Mango Salsa.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 8 servings
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 1 (14 oz.) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 28 oz. can chopped san marzano tomatoes
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

Step 1

Mix ground beef + turkey together and brown over medium-high heat.



Step 2

While meat is browning, combine seasoning: chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt and pepper. 



Step 3

Drain fat from meat. 



Step 4

Add scallions and 1 T of the taco seasoning mix until scallions are soft.



Step 5

Then add the remaining seasoning & can of chopped tomatoes.



Step 6

Cover and let simmer about 15 minutes.



Step 7

Serve meat with taco shells, lettuce, cheese, guacamole & salsa.

Notes

Short Cut: Mix the seasoning in larger quantities ahead of time and save in your spice cabinet.


Think Out of the Ice Box: Use other ground meat such as bison or chicken.

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