Perfectly seasoned and easy to make flavorful tacos for a fast weeknight meal or a Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Who doesn’t love taco night??
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 jalapenos
Peel and chop the onion a well as the garlic
I cut the stems off the jalapeno pepper, then slice it in half lengthwise
If you want less heat, remove the membrane and seeds by easily pulling the tip of a teaspoon along the inside of the pepper
Once the pepper is cleaned out, cut into a small dice
I also recommend trying a piece of jalapeno. Peppers vary in their level of heat and you may want to scale back how much you use, depending on how hot the pepper is
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat
Add in the onions, garlic and jalapeno, and cook 6-8 minutes or until they start to soften
The onions, peppers and garlic should have caramelized nicely
Next add in the ground meat
We are cooking for a large crowd so we are using a 3 pound family pack (if using less, adjust your seasoning accordingly)
Break the meat up into smaller pieces using a spatula, until cooked through, around 8-10 minutes
Next, we will need some flavor
Taco seasoning is simple to make, you can control the ingredients and not have added preservatives
This is our favorite 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
Add the taco seasoning to the meat along with the water and Gravy Master
Stir to combine
Allow to cook another 5-6 minutes, so the flavors are incorporated
This step is optional depending on your taste
We are using a handful of fresh cilantro (we love our fresh herbs!)
Give them a chop
Sprinkle the cilantro over the taco meat
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, 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!
We like lettuce, olives, jalapenos, extra cheese, sour cream, lime wedges and of course our Easy Guacamole & Garden Fresh Salsa !!!
Simply Sundays! ~ Tacos
3 pounds of ground turkey
1 large onion
4 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
8 ounces of cheddar cheese for the taco shells
Your favorite toppings
Peel and chop the onion as well as the garlic. Cut the stems off the jalapeno pepper, then slice in half lengthwise, then remove the membrane and seeds by easily pulling the tip of a teaspoon along the inside of the pepper, finely dice the peppers
Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onions, garlic and jalapeno, and cook 8-10 minutes or until they start to soften
Next add in the ground turkey. Break the meat up into smaller pieces using a spatula, until cooked through, around 10-12 minutes
Add in 3-4 tablespoons of 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 chopped 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 the taco meat and toppings of your choice
Tools used to make this recipe
Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood
Wilton Non-Stick Bakeware Muffin Pan
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14 thoughts on “Tacos”
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I love your taco holder trick! Clever. 😀 These look delicious!
Thank you Michelle!
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These tacos look so good and I’m loving that cheesy bottom layer!
We need Taco night every night, don’t you think? I love how you used the upside down muffin tin for a taco holder. Genius!
Yes, we love tacos!! And thanks! It’s a great hack! 🙂
You can never go wrong with tacos! I love all the flavor you added to yours. SO tasty.
Tacos are a food group in my house! I love that you add the jalapeno with the garlic and onions! I can’t wait to try this!
I found fresh jalapenos for the first time last week (here in Italy they’re not so popular) so I made burritos! Now I want to make these tacos. Love the way you heat them and put cheese first!
I hope you love them!