Turkey tacos

4
3
3
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 6 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
16 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Tacos don't get much simpler or easier than this. The spices take just a moment to stir together, the meat cooks in minutes, and once it's time to assemble, it's pretty much time to eat. This filling is incredibly flavorful thanks to the robust spice mix and the addition of brown sugar and vinegar at the end of cooking. Once you spoon it into a taco shell or corn tortilla, you're nearly ready to eat. Add any toppings you might like, such as pickled onion, fresh pico de gallo, cilantro sprigs, and a squeeze of lime juice, to name a few. At that point, it's time to sit down to eat.

Ingredients

chili powder

1½ Tbsp

ground cumin

2 tsp

paprika

1 tsp

table salt

1 tsp

garlic powder

½ tsp

onion powder

½ tsp

dried oregano

½ tsp

cayenne pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast

¾ pound(s), ground

water

½ cup(s)

cider vinegar

1 Tbsp

unpacked brown sugar

1½ tsp

store-bought taco shell(s)

4 medium, or 6-inch corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Stir together chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne in cup. Set aside.
  2. Cook turkey in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking it up with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 3–5 minutes. Add spice mixture and the water, stirring until mixed well. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is evaporated, 10–15 minutes. Stir in vinegar and brown sugar; simmer 3 minutes longer.
  3. To assemble tacos, spoon ½ cup turkey mixture into each taco shell. Top each with 2 tablespoons pickled onion, ¼ cup pico de gallo, and Taco Fixin’s of choice.
  4. Per serving: 1 taco without Taco Fixin's

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