The Recipe of the Week: Turkey Tacos!

It’s cheap and aliterate! 😉 Bonus is when you choose Tuesday or Thursday in your meal plan. HAH! There seems to be a lightness to having turkey over beef for some recipes- for instance, turkey chili is equally delicious as a beef substitute. This week, I plan to make turkey tacos for Night 1 and the next day, we will make nachos with the leftovers. At our grocery store, ground turkey is outrageously priced- sometimes almost $5 for 1 package (which I’m pretty sure is almost 1 pound). But if you Buy in Bulk at Costco, then you can get 12 pounds of ground turkey for like $18-22. Which means, 1 dinner with ground turkey has the starting cost of $1.58. Last week at SuperOne, we got Romaine Lettuce for $2.28 and we will be using about 1/2 of that, the tomato was $0.57, the taco seasoning packet for $0.58; then there will be the cheese, onion, and garlic. In all, it’s another $5 Dinner for 2.

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Turkey Tacos

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground turkey- cooking entire package and storing 1/2 for Night 2
  • 1/2 head of Romain lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes (for me) and salsa (for Kyler)
  • Cheese
  • 1-2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Mission Tortillas

Directions

  1. Mix 1 cup warm water with seasoning packet- set aside
  2. In a large, hot pan: combine chopped onion, minced garlic and turkey meat.
  3. Stir frequently and when turkey is almost finished cooking, add water and seasoning mix
  4. The pan will be very watery. Continue cooking the meat until the seasoning has been soaked up by the turkey meat
  5. Chop some lettuce and dice tomato
  6. Combine ingredients in a flour tortilla and enjoy!

We have many Calphalon dishes (I am only slightly obsessed with them). Anyways, we use our ‘giant’ one (12-inch) and it is big enough to cook all 2 pounds of the turkey meat evenly. The first time I tried cooking the turkey meat was in our 8 inch, and it wasn’t wide enough to keep space between the chunks.

Turkey Tacos

Thetinytwentysomethingblog
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 head of Romain lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes or salsa
  • Cheese
  • 1-2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Sour Cream optional
  • 4 Mission Tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Mix 1 cup warm water with seasoning packet- set aside
  • In a large, hot pan: combine chopped onion, minced garlic and turkey meat.
  • Stir frequently and when turkey is almost finished cooking, add water and seasoning mix
  • The pan will be very watery. Continue cooking the meat until the seasoning has been soaked up by the turkey meat
  • Chop some lettuce and dice tomato
  • Combine ingredients in a flour tortilla and enjoy!
Keyword ground turkey, tacos, turkey tacos