Tantalizing Turkey Tacos…. Too Easy!

by zesty on September 6, 2010 · 2 comments

Help the Students Event: Day 4

Happy Labor day to you!  I hope you are enjoying the holiday Monday.  The weekend was nice and relaxing – we survived hurricane earl relatively without issue.  One of the barbecue doors blew off the bottom but I think I can put it back on somehow…  not too worry!

So as I was going over in my head for a fun, simple after class dinner – I immediately thought of tacos.  These are really simple and totally a blank canvas and sure to appease a variety of taste buds.  You can put pretty much use whatever ingredients you want.  This makes it a great student dish as you can use the tacos to “clean out the fridge“.

Today I chose ground turkey as the star of the taco, as well as some Indian flavors to spice it up and add the zing.


  • 8 Tacos ( Soft or Hard shell)
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 Handful Cilantro ( chopped)
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin
  • 2 Tomatoes ( chopped)
  • Cheddar Cheese ( or whatever you have)
  • Olive oil/Canola oil/Cooking Spray
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Over medium heat, add the oil and turkey meat and begin to brown.  Add the salt, pepper and cumin and continue to cook until no longer pink
  2. Add 1/2 the chopped tomatoes and cook down for another 4 minutes
  3. Stir in the cilantro; serve in the taco and top with tomatoes and cheese.
  4. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: By adding the tomatoes in the turkey mixture, it will help the turkey from drying out.  Letting it simmer in the tomatoes and having them break down is a good thing.

Freestyle Variation: Don’t like turkey meat… add chicken, ground beef, black beans if you are vegetarian.  These are no rule tacos – infuse the taco with whatever turns your crank or even better – whatever you have on hand.  For example, you could try a brown rice and bean taco topped with sour cream and green onion.

As I said earlier, have a great labor day Holiday and get ready for classes to start soon.  I may go play some golf today or cut the grass.  I know I know – my life is riveting.  Talk to you tomorrow with a guest post for the Student in your life.

Take care


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