Turkey Tacos


I am a huge mexican food fan. I will always try to weasel my way into going to a mexican restaurant over any other kind.

I’ve tweaked this recipe a few times so it’s not too hot or too mild. If you’re a huge fan of heat, add another teaspoon of hot sauce and another teaspoon of chipotle. If you prefer your food very mild, put 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle and 1 teaspoon of hot sauce.


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

  • 1 to 1 1/4 pound of ground white turkey
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce (I use Cholula)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • A dash of kosher salt
  • Hard taco shells
  1. Chop up the onion and garlic, keeping them separated.
  2. Whisk the hot sauce and water together in a small bowl.
  3. Mix your spices, salt, and garlic together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the olive oil to a skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and stir frequently until just starts to turn brown.
  5. Add the garlic and spice mixture and stir for 20 seconds. You don’t want the garlic to burn or cook for too long so make sure you have the turkey close by.
  6. Add the turkey and use a spoon to break up the meat. Stir the meat around to make sure all of the meat is covered in spices. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
  7. Stir in the hot sauce and water and cook until the liquid is almost gone.
  8. Take the pan off the heat and add it to your taco shells. You can add whatever toppings you’d like! I added guacamole, lettuce, and cheese.

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