Taco Night!

8 Sep

Ok, ok “Taco Tuesday” might sound boring but I made yum turkey tacos with salsa, cheddar cheese and guacamole last night all with ingredients that I had in the condo!
My bf loved them and I’ll definitely be making them again.
Here’s what you need:

6 hard taco shells or tortillas
1 lb ground turkey meat, I used breast meat
1 package of taco seasoning, I had a medium/spicy level of heat mix
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 of cup of onion, chopped
Ground pepper
1 Cup of water
1 package of rice pilaf, or just 1 cup of regular rice…going with what was in the pantry!
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar
1/2 cup of guacamole, store bought but delicious
1/2 cup of salsa, store bought but combined two brands, one that had corn and black beans in it for some extra flavor
1/3 cup of frozen corn
Extra virgin olive oil
1 TBL of butter

Cook rice according to package. I used Far East Rice Pilaf and didn’t use a lot of the seasoning, but I did attempt to sift out some of the pilaf parts. At the point of adding the seasoning, add 1/4 of the taco seasoning. It doesn’t have to be exact but you want the spicy flavor to work its way into the rice. Add corn, cover and continue to cook according to the package. If you are cooking regular rice, add the seasoning and the corn just before all the liquid is absorbed into the rice.

In a saute pan, add oil, butter (totally optional), onion and garlic. Don’t let the garlic burn! Once the onions are translucent, add turkey. Cook through and add taco seasoning and water. Notice, no salt is added to this recipe at all because of the salt content in the seasoning etc. I used hard shells.
Serve warm with the meat already in the shells and have the toppings out with spoons, cheese, salsa and guacamole.
Simple. Quick and of course, c’est si yum!

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