January 1, 2014

Ground Turkey Tacos

Happy New Year!  Let's start 2014 off right . . . with a good taco recipe.    

These tacos were meant to be our "healthy" night dinner.  Mine was healthy, but the pictures are of "The Mr.'s" tacos :)  Besides from the meat and bean mixture, he loaded his with guacamole, Mexican rice and Feta cheese.  I topped mine with only lettuce and tomato.  

Both versions were so good and if you choose to make them healthy like my version, I promise it won't taste healthy.  I didn't even miss the cheese, which was a shocker.  You could even go all out and eat these in a lettuce cup if you wanted.

"The Mr." loved his version too, but of course he did . . . just look at them.
Ground Turkey Tacos
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

3/4 Lb. lean ground turkey
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. salsa
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder, or to taste
1 tsp. cumin, or to taste
salt and pepper
juice of 1/2 a lime
8-10 taco shells

For garnish
diced tomatoes
Feta cheese
chopped cilantro

Cook ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat.  Just before the meat is cooked through, add the chopped green peppers and onion and saute a few minutes until tender.  Add the garlic and saute for 30 more seconds.  Add the beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and lime juice.  Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.  Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.  Serve in tacos shells with desired toppings.  Makes: 8-10 tacos.  

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  1. Thank you thank you for this recipe! I made this last night and my boyfriend was in heaven. He even told me I was a really good cook.

    1. That is so awesome :) Thanks for letting me know!