Turkey Tacos

Why we love turkey tacos. They are so easy to make, easily scaled up for a crowd or down for dinner for two, everyone loves to customize their own tacos! This recipe is for speedy stovetop or your slow cooker!


For the taco meat:
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 white onion, diced
1 pound 94% lean ground turkey (can also use 99% lean if you desire)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce (1 cup)
1/4 cup water (only if making stovetop version)
2 1/2 teaspoons cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
¾ teaspoon salt

8 soft corn tortillas

Optional toppings:
3/4 cup grape tomatoes, quartered or use 1 large tomato, diced)
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado, diced (or sub guacamole)
Shredded lettuce, for topping
Sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos, for topping

1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and turkey. Brown the turkey, and break up the meat with a spoon until nice and browned, about 5 minutes.
2. To make on stovetop: add in garlic, tomato sauce water, cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat
for 10-15 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken up.
3. To make in the slow cooker: Transfer to the slow cooker and add in garlic, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Stir to combine. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
4. Once ready to serve, divide meat between 8 corn tortillas. Add optional toppings: tomatoes, cheese, diced avocado/guacamole, lettuce, and jalapeno. Serves 4. Optional to serve with greek yogurt, if desired.

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