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Turkey Tacos

 

 

Turkey Tacos
Serves 4
A quick, healthy, family-pleasing meal for a busy night
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Taco meat
  1. 1 lb. ground turkey
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 bell pepper, chopped
  4. 1 packet Frontera Skillet Sauce, beef tacos
Corn salsa
  1. 2 ears of corn, cooked, cut off ear
  2. 1/8 cup finely diced onion
  3. 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  4. 1/2 lime, juiced
  5. S&P to taste
Taco toppings
  1. Romaine lettuce
  2. salsa
  3. Cheese
  4. Tortilla chips....you decide
Taco meat
  1. Heat skillet on medium high heat
  2. Chop onion and pepper
  3. Add chopped veggies and meat to skillet
  4. Cook until turkey is browned
  5. Add sauce, mix to combine, turn heat down to simmer and let sit while preparing rest of dinner
Corn Salsa
  1. Take husk off corn, clean and place in pan of boiling water, (water only needs to be 2-3 inches high)
  2. Boil corn for 4-6 minutes
  3. Remove corn and let cool while preparing other ingredients
  4. Finely dice red onion
  5. Dice up both avocado
  6. Juice 1/2 of lime, or use whole lime depending on taste
  7. Cut corn off of ear
  8. place all ingredients in a bowl and toss with lime juice, salt, and pepper
  9. * I usually add cherry tomatoes to this recipe as well...we didn't have any that night...but I recommend throwing them in too
  10. Heat corn tortillas to make pliable...top tacos with meat and salsa as well as toppings of your choice and enjoy!
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Let’s play a game of have you ever….

Have any of you ever made a meal for a picky eater?  No! I envy you!….

Have any of you had less then 30 minutes to put together a meal?  I sure hope most of you said yes!

How about this question….Have any of you wanted to eat a healthy meal, but didn’t want to spend a lot of time, money, blood, sweat, and tears? (the last bit might have been a bit dramatic)  

So I have said yes to all 3 questions at least once  a week.  My oldest son is a picky eater and won’t eat anything but tacos, pizza, or burritos. I am constantly scurrying to put a meal together after a day of hauling my mini men around to their countless activities.  I am always looking for something healthy to eat too; I find I run better and feel better when I fuel the tank properly.

So this is the answer to your problem! (maybe not the picky eater part….but it sure makes my picky eater happy).  This meal is a little bit store bought and a lot homemade with using simple, fresh, and seasonal ingredients….it’s sure to please at least most of you.

I start off with frozen ground turkey.  The key here is to find good, quality turkey.  I order from a family owned farm, Azure Standard, once a month and buy frozen ground turkey in bulk…it is a life saver for fast dinner moments.

Like I said my son is a picky eater so it is critical for me to throw nutrient-dense foods in wherever I can…I will chop up red pepper, onion, mushroom, carrots…whatever is looking great at the market and won’t cost me an arm and a leg and throw it in….tonight it was red pepper and onion

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ground turkey + red pepper + onion = good taco foundation

Here is the store bought portion of the dinner….this sauce! this sauce is gluten free, additive free, and we love it! I have tried all of the taco seasonings and found this one, (while made for beef) was a family hit.  Oh! and if you serve this people will swear you are using beef…so there you go….if you have turkey haters in your life, try this and you just might get them to love it.

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I love when I find a taco sauce that is both gluten free and good tasting!

Toss the sauce in with the cooked turkey and veggie mixture and let it simmer on low while you prep the rest of dinner.

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looks like beef right?

So this is where the seasonal thing really comes into play….Sweet corn is starting to end it’s season, but you can still go to your local farmers stand and pick up fresh corn for pennies.  I picked up 2 ears of corn for $0.40 + $1.00 for 2 avocados, $0.50 for a lime, and left over chopped onion….I had a great salad to top my tacos off with.

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farmers’ market corn

 

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super simple and always a hit in my house

Dinner was finished off with finely chopped romaine lettuce, (we use organic on our greens), salsa, and sprouted corn tortillas, which I use this brand and love!

I usually make my dinner a salad and the boys tacos….I am a rabbit at heart and love salads!

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tacos for my men

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salad for me!

 

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