Turkey tacos are one of my super simple stand-by recipes. Fire roasted canned tomatoes, chopped onion and cumin couldn’t be an easier seasoning for ground turkey or beef. Add raisins for a sweet contrast to the spice – like in my recipe for Raisin Serrano Quesadillas – and raisins make a jazzier taco too. Offer shredded cheddar and lettuce to finish the tacos. Now that’s simple – just 6 main ingredients and 15 minutes till dinner! And tacos happen to be one of the hottest trends in 2015, according to a Restaurant News article that flashed by my computer as I wrote this post.
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Super Simple Turkey Tacos
Makes 4 servings Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can (15 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes – see note*
1/2 cup natural raisins
8 7-inch corn or flour tortillas, or taco shells
Shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese, or Queso Fresco
1. In a 10-12-inch skillet brown meat and onion. Add cumin and stir 1 minute.
2. Add tomatoes and raisins; cook until heated through. Season to taste with salt.
3. Warm tortillas and fill with meat. Serve with lettuce and cheese.
*The flavor and heat of canned fire-roasted tomatoes varies. Try different brands to find your favorite. A dash of cayenne or red pepper flakes can always be added to taste.
Recipe and photo by Rosemary Mark for Meyer Cookware