Tuesday, June 26, 2012

On the lighter side (Part II) Turkey Taco Filling

I will be leaving a very quick note today.  It is late and the pillow is calling my name.  I have been waking up around a quarter to six for the past month only to find my sleepy self driving to the gym.  I have finally seen results, a little thinner in the waist, pants with a tad bit more room in them and feeling stronger.  That is what I notice the most-the strength in my bones finally breaking free of its slumber.

Turkey Taco Filling
This taco filling is quick, simple and really good.  My parents really liked these tacos-and to their surprise, they were turkey-not beef.  I'm always happy to introduce a lighter alternative to a family favorite.

1 pound ground turkey 85/15
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 t. ground cumin
2 t. chili powder
1/4 t. ancho chili powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. fat-free fire-roasted salsa verde
salt & pepper
  1. Saute onion in olive oil.  Add ground turkey, breaking up the meat into crumbles.  Add cumin, chili powders and garlic.  Saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add salsa and simmer until mixture has thickened.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve in taco shells or tortillas with assorted toppings.


Mama Pea said...

Looks good. Thanks! I need recipes for what to do with my ground turkey that tastes good. I will try this one!

Slice of Southern said...

All of your recipes are so yummy looking! I'm and avid follower! I'd love for you to share one or more of your dishes on my linky party, Southern Sundays...it's going on right now. Hope to see you there! www.alisceofsouthern.blogspot.com

Slice of Southern said...

I loved that you used turkey meat. This looks fabulous!