Ground Turkey Taco Meat

Are you getting bored of eating chicken breasts (or another lean protein source) all the time? Or do you struggle with how to add easily add variety into your meals?

Then, you’ll love this recipe!

The key is to make your own spice mix to add flavour to your meat. This is an easy way to make the same protein source taste different, without relying on pre-packaged, sugary and/or sodium-filled sauces from the grocery store. 

Ground Turkey Taco Meat
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (12 ounce) package extra-lean ground turkey
1/2 cup water or low-sodium vegetable stock
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1. Mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne together in a small bowl.
2. Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder mixture and water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

3. Stir cider vinegar into the skillet. Simmer for additional 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 140 calories; 7.2 g fat; 2 g carbohydrates; 17.6 g protein; 63 mg cholesterol; 663 mg sodium. 

How to Eat

  • Enjoy with your favorite corn or whole wheat tortillas as tacos
  • For low carb option, scoop into romaine or boston lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps
  • Try as a burrito bowl: layer on top of rice and add toppings
  • Top with:

    • Chopped veggies: bell peppers, onion, lettuce
    • Black beans
    • Chopped cilantro
    • Greek yogurt (as low fat sour cream)
    • Sliced avocado or guacamole
    • Lime juice
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