Easy Turkey Tacos

Everyone likes tacos, right?

Back in December I babysat overnight for some friends.  Before the three kids left for school the first day, I asked what they wanted for dinner that night.  Tacos suited everyone.  I grocery shopped that afternoon, prepared dinner while the kids were doing homework, and was feeling very pleased with myself (parenthood?  I’ve so got this,) until…

“…This is a strange kind of beef…”–“That’s because it’s chicken.”

“Where are the soft tacos?”–“I only bought the hard shells…”

“Is there sour cream?”–“No…”

Everyone likes tacos… but everyone does tacos a little differently 😉

Last night was taco night for us.  Here’s how we do it:

Easy Turkey Tacos

1 lb lean ground turkey

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp smoked (or regular) paprika

1/4 tsp salt

1+tbsp corn starch

Hard taco shells

Tomato, diced

Mixed greens, finely chopped

Shredded cheddar-jack  cheese (for Catherine, not Andrew)


1.  Pour olive oil into skillet over medium heat.  Add turkey and cook completely, stirring regularly.

2.  While turkey is cooking, combine spices and corn starch in a glass.  Add 1/2 c water and mix well, making sure there are no corn starch clumps.

3.  Add liquid/spice mixture to cooked turkey in skillet.  Let simmer over medium-low heat, mixing well to coat all the turkey.  Remove from heat when the sauce has thickened.

4. Slice tomatoes and mixed greens.

5.  Assemble, squeezing lime juice over the greens at the very end.


We like to warm the shells in the toaster oven for a few minutes before eating them;  if you do this, be sure to watch closely, as they go from cold to burned very quickly (found that out the hard way.)

Tacos are a super easy and quick weeknight meal.  We went from sitting on the couch asking, “Are you getting hungry?” to sitting at the table on the couch eating in about 20 minutes.


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