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
- 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
- Add 1/2 the chopped tomatoes and cook down for another 4 minutes
- Stir in the cilantro; serve in the taco and top with tomatoes and cheese.
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.