Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quick Taco Night

Turkey taco salad (not from a packet!) - serves about 4 people for a jazzy taco salad.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced (seeds and ribs removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 to 1.5 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 to 1/3 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • Coarse salt


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin, and coriander; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  2. Add beef; cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Season generously with salt.
  3. Serve in taco shells, soft tacos or as a taco salad. We had shredded iceburg, cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, tortilla chips & salsa. You could also sautee peppers and onions, add black or white beans - so many options!

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