Monday, April 5, 2010

Spicy Turkey Tacos with Jalapeno, Sauteed Peppers, and Cilantro

Hi Loves. I will write more in-depth posts soon - I promise. In the meantime, Happy Spring to you and yours!

Spicy Turkey Tacos with Jalapeno, Sauteed Peppers, and Cilantro

1 teaspoon canola or olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1 yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips
1 garlic clove, minced

additional dash or two of oil
1.3 lbs ground turkey (93% lean - not 99%))
pinch salt

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 jalapeno, minced and some seeds left (or 2 if you really like it hot)

Garnish with plenty of:
light sour cream
shredded cheddar
sliced avocado
fresh chopped cilantro

Wrap a big old mess of flour tortillas well in aluminum foil and place in a low oven to warm through (225 degrees or so) while you cook the taco filling.

For the filling, add a teaspoon of oil to a large nonstick pan and bring the heat to medium. Let the oil warm through for 30 seconds or so, then add the minced onion. Season with salt and pepper and cook for two minutes, stirring once or twice. Add in the bell pepper and garlic and saute for about 5-7 minutes, until the pepper begins to soften a little. Scoot the veggies over to one side of the pan and add a dash of oil or two to the clean space for the turkey. Add the meat to the clear space, braking up with your wooden spoon. Season with an additional pinch of salt, and once it's begun to brown, you can stir it around the pan, mixing it in with the veggies to help the meat along. As it cooks, season everything with the ground coriander, cumin, and paprika.

After the meat is almost all browned, add in the minced jalapeno - as much as you like. I like the jalapeno to have just enough time in the pan to be slightly mellowed by the heat, but not so much so that it loses its crunch. Once the meat is cooked through, taste the mixture for salt and pepper, making any adjustments needed.

Serve in warm flour tortillas with plenty of shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado and cilantro for garnish.


Jenn said...

These tacos look great! I love spicy.. the spicier the better!! Ok, I'll confess, I will pretty much eat anything with jalapenos in it!

Andrea said...

You had me at tacos. These look so good, now I'm drooling!