Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday Night Meal: Buffalo Turkey Tacos

Mmmmm. Tacos. Seriously who doesn't like tacos? They are so versatile and are a great entertaining food. I love to make chicken tacos, pulled pork tacos, shrimp tacos, and turkey tacos. You could even throw a taco party where you make all of those meats and have the toppings and tortillas on the side like a build your own taco bar! Last night (a Monday) I was seriously in the mood for tacos but wanted to keep it on the healthy side so I cooked one of my favorites:

Buffalo Turkey Tacos

Ingredients (serves 4):
1 lb of lean ground turkey
1 large onion, diced
1 serving of taco seasoning**
1/4-1/2 cup of Frank's Red Hot Wing sauce (depending on how hot you like it)
8 6" flour tortillas
1 Tbl olive oil
1 Tbl butter
1/4 cup water
Optional Toppings:
Cheese (I love these with sharp sheddar)
Sour cream
Extra hot sauce
Ranch dressing (or blue cheese if you are into that)
Fresh cilantro

Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Add your oil and your onions and cook until almost translucent. Add your ground turkey and butter and cook until there is no pink left. Add your spice blend and mix well. If it looks too dry, add the 1/4 cup of water. Finally, add your hot sauce and stir everything together. Two tacos per person. 

It's as easy as that!

I like to assemble mine as follows: Toast the flour tortilla over a gas flame, about 10 seconds per side. Lay down some sharp cheddar, followed by the meat. Then add scallions, sour cream, and extra hot sauce as the toppings. YUM.

Enjoy :)

Nutrition Facts (for just the meat):
Calories: 208
Total Fat: 11.6g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Sodium: 1,007mg
Carbohydrates: 4.2g
Fiber: .8g
Sugars: 1.8g
Protein: 22.6g

**Taco Seasoning (so much better for you than the store bought stuff!):
1 Tbl chili powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper