Turkey Tacos Recipe

A great alternative to your normal everyday beef tacos is turkey tacos. Now I know I am about to make a bold statement but these might just be the best turkey tacos ever. You can forget any store bought taco seasoning fix after you try this recipe because you won’t go back. The meat mixture consists of jalapeño peppers, onions garlic and various spices. Other ingredients such as chicken broth, canned tomatoes and cilantro are added to the meat mixture as well. I know, sounds good right? Well, it is! For the toppings you can add whatever you want, some good choices are Monterey jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and avocados. For the shells, you can use flour or corn tortillas but I went with hard shell this time around. This is very easy to make and almost sure to please taco fans. Enjoy.
¾ lb ground turkey
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 jalapeño pepper (seeded, and minced)
1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper (to taste)
¾ cup canned chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup chicken broth
¼ cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
12 (5 inch) corn tortillas (or taco shells)
romaine lettuce (thinly sliced)
Tomatoes (diced)
1-2 avocados (diced)
Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
Sour cream

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: In a medium skillet over medium heat add oil, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Stirring until the vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes). Increase heat to medium-high, add tomatoes and boil for 2 minutes. Add turkey and chicken broth bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the turkey is cooked through and the mixture thickens (about 12 minutes). Add cilantro and stir.
Step 2: Make up tacos with the various toppings.
(Makes 4 Servings)


10 Responses to “Turkey Tacos Recipe”

  1. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes — February 16, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    I’m loving ground turkey lately. I’d love to try this. Yum!

  2. Katie — February 16, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

    Hmmm, I like this idea a lot. I’ll have to give it a try. Never thought of having turkey with tacos, but it actually sounds delicious!

  3. Kathy — February 19, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    I don’t even think of beef anymore when making tacos, have been using ground turkey breast for years. Now I’m hungry.

  4. Megan — February 20, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    What a great recipe-since I don’t eat beef, this is a great alternative for me! I can’t wait to give this a try!

  5. Kent — March 7, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    Bobby, you have onions listed in the directions but not the ingredients. Also, you don’t include what to do with the cilantro.

  6. Bobby — March 8, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Kent – I have fixed the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.

  7. Kent — March 9, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Btw Bobby I made this recipe the same night I made that post, they turned out well, looks like I was correct on the onion, I used a medium onion but I mixed the cilantro in with the vegetable mixture when cooking them. Still turned out great though!

  8. Megan — July 29, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    All I can say is fab Bobby! Those were some tasty tacos I just made :). The only thing I did different was a I added a little less than two tbs oil and I used soft corn tortillas. I never knew I would like turkey tacos so much.

  9. Sandi — October 19, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    I loved them but made them go a little bit further by adding some refried beans

  10. Mary — December 6, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    I’ve made these several times now and I won’t go back! I change it up from time to time just a little. I will use canned tomatoes with green chilis or add a can of pinto beans and up the spices accordingly. Sometimes I add a little oregano. This is the only way I make tacos anymore. I have always HATED the packaged taco seasoning and the high sodium in it. This is awesome..thank you for the great recipe!

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