Tired of the slop served at Taco Bell? Want to make something healthy and delicious at home? Open your mind to the possibility of a turkey taco – similar to its beefy counterpart but a lot less greasy in the long run. If you have ten minutes of your life to spare on dinner, you could make some really tasty treats that still have the flare you need. Here’s a recipe for ten minute turkey tacos.
- Ground turkey
- Pre-made or homemade taco shells or tortillas
- Taco seasoning (premade or homemade)
- Toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, hot sauce, etc.)
Note: Quantities for ingredients will vary based on the number of servings you want to make and the amount of each ingredient you plan to use for each taco. As a rule of thumb, you can get about 12 tacos from a pound of ground beef, ground turkey, or similar meat product.
Step 1 – Brown The Turkey Meat
Put the ground turkey in a large frying pan and cook it like you would ground beef. You can either mix the seasoning in before you put the meat in the pan, or you can sprinkle it on as it’s cooking. Chop up the meat with a spatula as you cook it so it is easier to chew. Then just wait for it to turn brown or white, depending on the grade of ground turkey you got.
Step 2 – Assemble Your Tacos
With your meat fully cooked, all you have to do is put your tacos together. Put the turkey in the inner part of the taco shells or tortillas, and then add your cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, or whatever else you want. If you are cooking for a family, just leave the toppings out on the counter. Then each person can choose what he or she likes.
Step 3 – Enjoy!
With your taco fully assembled, all you have to do is eat it. You could make some Spanish rice to go along with it, or you could turn your tacos into a salad. Whatever the case may be, you’re sure to have a yummy dinner in no time.
Alternative: 10 Minute Turkey Nachos
For a slightly different take on this delicious classic, you could consider using the same ingredients to make turkey nachos. Instead of putting the ingredients in a taco shell, simply sprinkle them over a bed of tortilla chips. You could substitute nacho cheese for regular cheese, or you could melt cheese on top of the meat before you add the cold ingredients. Play around with your options until you have an awesome family meal underway.