Dinner Lunch

Turkey Tacos

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Before becoming a vegetarian, I would always eat ground turkey instead of beef. Actually, I’ve never cooked beef, and haven’t eaten it in over 10 years. My hubby is not vegetarian, so I still cook yummy meat dishes for him. These tacos are quick and easy. I usually make them on my busiest days because they are so convenient. If I’m in the mood for tacos, I replace the meat with black beans. Ole’!

| Makes: 3 – 5 servings | 10 – Tacos |

{ Ingredients }


10 corn tortilla shells
1/8 cup of canola oil


2 cups of shredded lettuce
1 1/2 cups of Colby jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup of yellow onions
1/4 cup of cilantro

Turkey Meat:

6 oz of ground turkey
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1/8 cup of taco seasoning
1 cup of water

{ Directions }

  1. Heat oil in a small pan on medium-medium high heat. Once the oil starts to smoke slightly add your first shell. Depending on how crispy you like your shells will determine your cook time.
  2. Once the shell is slightly crisp fold it in half; continue to cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Flip and cook for another minute for a crispy shell.
  4. Repeat these steps for the remaining shells.
  5. Open the shells slightly and let them drain on a paper towel.

Turkey Meat:

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the turkey meat, salt, pepper, garlic powder cook until browned and fully cooked. This should take 10-15 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and water.
  4. Let simmer until 1/2 the water has evaporated.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.

Taco assembly:

  1. Assemble tacos is this order; meat, cheese, onions, tomatoes and cilantro or lettuce or both 🙂 Enjoy!

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By Denise Assagai

I work here, there and everywhere as a model but I live in California. I love to cook to the tune of 20+ meals per week (that's every meal of the day everyday of the week except Friday night which is date night) ! I workout 6 days a week. I love my husband more than sweets (pinky swear) and think cold cereal is for babies. ;)

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