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Turkey Tacos

turkey tacos
MIKE GARTEN

Use ground turkey instead of beef to lighten up this fan-favorite family dinner.

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Cal/Serv: 425
Yields: 4 servings
Total Time: 0 hours 25 mins
Ingredients
1 tbsp.

olive oil

1

large onion, finely chopped, plus more for serving

Kosher salt

2

cloves garlic, pressed

1 lb.

ground turkey

1/2

to 11/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder

1 tsp.

ground cumin

1/2 c.

canned tomato sauce

1/2

small head iceberg lettuce, shredded (about 2 cups)

1/4

cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

8

hard corn taco shells, warmed

1/2 c.

grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

Sour cream and lime wedges, for serving

Directions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium. Add onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add turkey and cook, breaking up into small pieces, 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chipotle powder, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, continuing to break turkey up, 2 minutes more.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and simmer until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. In bowl, toss lettuce with cilantro. Fill taco shells with turkey and top with Cheddar, then lettuce. Serve with onion, sour cream, and lime wedges if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving): About 425 calories, 24.5 g fat (9 g saturated), 29 g protein, 775 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber

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