Le Food Snob

I resurrected an old recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning last night and tonight set out to make some healthy ground turkey tacos.

I normally don’t add much into taco meat besides meat and seasoning. Maybe some onion. But tonight I was inspired to add in some veggies. I’m not big on veggies so I need to sneak them in when I can. I contemplated what would go well with ground turkey meat and came up with a few standard veggies you would eat in a fajita: onion and bell peppers.

And thus the fajita-style taco was born. I also picked up plenty of garlic and some fresh cilantro, too.

I ate two of these tacos but could have kept eating. And eating. And eating. Luckily for me I made such a huge recipe I can continue eating. And eating. For days. And days.


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 T. avocado oil
  • 1 recipe Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium-sized orange bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • salt, to taste
  • tortillas (I used corn)
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • sour cream, for eating
  • any other favorite taco accouterments such as shredded cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomato, avocado, hot sauce, etc., if your heart so desires


  1. In an extra-large pan over medium or medium-low heat cook the onions and peppers until softened. I covered the pan to hasten the process.
  2. Add in garlic and ground turkey and cook the mixture until turkey is no longer pink making sure to break up the turkey into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and stir to incorporate. You may wish to add a wee bit of water to make a bit of a taco gravy. Taste the meat and add salt if necessary. I did!
  4. Heat your tortillas. I heated mine in a pan over medium heat so that they got slightly browned on both sides.
  5. Top your tacos with the sour cream and cilantro or any other garnish you wish. Enjoy immediately.

I love tacos. Earlier this week I made ground turkey tacos that came pre-seasoned. They were good. Decent. Solid. These tacos rock. They crush the preseasoned ground turkey tacos I have been eating all week. These tacos are a bit spicy but the flavor is so good I wouldn’t weigh it down with a lot of taco toppings. To me the sour cream and cilantro were perfect accompaniments to the flavorful meat. I loved the addition of the bell peppers so much that I’m not sure I would want to make taco meat without it ever again!

Recipe rating: 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Urben Life

A food and lifestyle blog by Jenna Urben

Cooking Adventures

A Culinary Journey


Welcome to my Kool Kosher Kitchen where food is fun and fun is to create food!

You Can Do It

This is not phraze .You can do everything you want

Dining with Donald

Donald on dining in and out

Little Lilly Meets the World

Every step is a memory


From cheeseburgers to foie gras — eat what you hanker for.


The holiday you take when you're not taking a holiday.

Spoon of Happiness

homemade food inspiration

In The Kitchen With Gianna Trzesniewski

Simple recipes that create a "WOW" factor for the people sitting next to you at the dinner table.


Learn Goan and Indian Recipes

frauke's foodelicious fritid

baking across borders - exploring new recipes from Denmark and around the world

The Veggie Expat

A veggie way of life

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

The Jelly and Me

Fast Food Restaurant AUs

Food Fellowship and Wine

A celebration of all things good

The Kitchen Garden Blog

From the ground to the table


Ingredients for a Beautiful Life!


Recipes from Edward Giobbi & Others in the Mediterranean Tradition

%d bloggers like this: