I love tacos. They are such an easy meal to make and enjoy. And, there are plenty of ways to make them healthier, while still keeping them super tasty.
I love using ground turkey as the main meat for my tacos, however, I’ve also used ground turkey, pork, and beef for this recipe as well and they all turn out great tasting.
The main change from this recipe, to the conventional tacos commonly consumed is the replacement of corn tortilla shells or flour tortillas with lettuce leaves.
Additionally, we’re not piling on the cheese and sour cream with these bad boys either, but not to worry, there is taste aplenty with the seasoned meat, guacamole, and pico de gallo. 🙂
So, let’s get started with this super easy recipe:
- 1 Lb. ground turkey meat
- Boston/Butter lettuce leaves
- Pico De Gallo
- 4 Tsp chili powder
- 3 Tsp cumin
- 2 Tsp kosher salt
- 2 Tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 Tsp paprika
- 1 Tsp onion powder
- 1 Tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tsp dried oregano
- 1 Tsp red chili flakes
Mix well all the seasonings in a small bowl and put aside.
Cook the ground turkey thoroughly in a pan over medium heat on the stove. Once cooked through, drained the excess juice from the pan and return pan to the stove reducing heat from medium to simmer.
Add ½ cup of water and 2 Tbs. of taco seasoning mix to the cooked ground turkey and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and turn the stove off.
Time to build the tacos!
Take 1 or 2 lettuce leaves and fill with a couple spoonfuls of taco meat. Top with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sprinkle with hot sauce if you want that too (I like Tapatio!)