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Taco Night

It’s Taco night!!

Everyone loves some form of taco, they are a fantastic crowd pleaser as well as a fast meal during a busy week

We use ground turkey in this recipe but you can substitute whatever ground meat you like

We find ground turkey is a great alternative in dishes like this as it takes on a lot of flavor and has less fat, so don’t be afraid to try it

So let’s start with some onion, garlic and jalapeno’s

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Peel and give your onions a rough chop, as well as your garlic

I cut the stems off the jalapeno pepper, then slice it in half length wise

If you want less heat remove the membrane and seeds by easily pulling the tip of a teaspoon back up along the inside of the pepper

I also recommend trying a piece, all peppers are not equal and you may want to scale back how much you use, depending on how hot the pepper is

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat

Add in your onions, garlic and jalapeno, and cook 8-10 minutes or until they start to soften

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Next add in your ground turkey

We are cooking for a large crowd so we are using a 3 pound family pack (if using less, adjust your seasoning accordingly)

Turn the meat and break up into smaller pieces using your spatula, until cooked through, around 10-12 minutes

Next we will need some flavor

We made our own taco seasoning, which you can do as well by clicking on the link below

Taco Seasoning

Since this is a large batch I’m using 3-4 tablespoons of taco seasoning (try it as you add, remember, you can always add more but you can’t take away), 1/2 cup of water and 3 tablespoons of Gravy Master

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Add your taco seasoning to the meat along with the water and Gravy Master and stir to combine  Allow to cook another 5-6 minutes, so the flavors are incorporated

Remove from the heat and sprinkle with some fresh cilantro

Taste and adjust seasoning with kosher salt and ground black pepper if needed

This is a great trick we picked up along the way to heat your taco shells

Flip a muffin tin over and place the shells between the cups.  Fill with some cheddar and heat according to the taco shell package

Oh, I’m sorry, are we starting our taco out with gooey melted cheese?

Oh yes we are!

Add the meat to the shells along with your favorite toppings and dig in!!!

We like to serve these with our

Garden Fresh Salsa

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Taco Night

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

3 pounds of ground turkey

1 large onion

3 garlic cloves

1 jalapeno (seeds and membranes removed)

3-4 tablespoons of taco seasoning

1/2 cup of water

3 tablespoons of Gravy Master

2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

taco shells

8 ounces of cheddar cheese for the taco shells

Directions

Peel and give your onions a rough chop, as well as your garlic.  Cut the stems off the jalapeno pepper, then slice in half length wise, then remove the membrane and seeds by easily pulling the tip of a teaspoon back up along the inside of the pepper

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.  Add in your onions, garlic and jalapeno, and cook 8-10 minutes or until they start to soften

Next add in your ground turkey.  Turn the meat and break up into smaller pieces using your spatula, until cooked through, around 10-12 minutes

Add in 3-4 tablespoons of your taco seasoning to the meat along with a 1/2 cup of water and 3 tablespoons of Gravy Master and stir to combine.  Allow to cook another 5-6 minutes, so the flavors are incorporated.  Remove from the heat and sprinkle with some fresh cilantro.  Taste and adjust seasoning with kosher salt and ground black pepper if needed

Place some taco shells in the bottom side of a muffin tin between the cups.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese in each shell and bake according to the packages directions.  Add in your meat and toppings and serve

 

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