Hi There! I’m Estela, the Official Dietitian of Produce for Kids, and editor of the blog Weekly Bite.
One of my go-to weeknight dinners (and a family favorite) is Turkey Tacos. Its fun, quick, easy, and delicious. My three-year-old loves helping in the kitchen and her job is mixing the taco seasoning.
To make life a little easier we have Turkey Tacos every Monday or Tuesday, then we have leftovers one or two days per week. Knowing that I can pull a meal together in ten minutes gives me a little relief in my already chaotic life.
Here’s how to make my Turkey Tacos.
First thing you want to do is mix the taco seasoning. Combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper, & flour. Whisk until all spices are mixed through. To your spice mix, add one cup of water and whisk until seasoning is smooth with zero lumps.
Next you want to heat a medium sauce pan to medium heat. Drizzle with about a tablespoon of olive oil and cook turkey until brown and cooked through. Lower the heat to medium-low and pour in the taco seasoning.
Stir the seasoning until completely mixed through the turkey meat. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
You can make your tacos anyway you like We eat ours with whole-wheat tortillas, beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, & tomatoes.
Turkey Tacos With Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 cup water
Bring a large pan to medium heat.
Drizzle a little olive oil and cook the turkey until browned.
While the turkey is cooking, combine the flour, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, & pepper in a bowl.
Whisk together, then add your water and whisk until smooth.
Once the turkey is completely cooked through, pour in your seasoning mix and stir for about 5-7 minutes until the meat absorbs the liquid.
Assemble your tacos to your pleasing and enjoy!
Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: September 24, 2012
Updated on: November 27, 2016