Spiced Turkey Tacos

by thecurrytheory

Hello Taco lovers,

I love tacos and so does my family. It’s a great weeknight dinner option. I love creating new recipes and this one is with lean turkey meat. For a healthier option, I substituted beef for turkey meat. I succeeded in fooling my kids into eating healthier without them knowing it. Normally, turkey does have a fresh taste, my kids would know the difference right away, but by adding ingredients to season the meat properly helped to spice up the taco to perfection. Try it and comment below to let me know how they turned out.

Spiced Turkey Tacos

Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • Shady brook farm 85% lean turkey meat
  • A tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion thinly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed salt and black pepper (1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 1 tablespoon queen seasoning or (ginger garlic paste)
  • 1 teaspoon of roasted cumin powder (any cumin powder)
  • 1 small chopped tomato (or half)
  • 1tablespoon olive oil (so it doesn't burn the mixture)
  • Low sodium tacos seasoning (35% low sodium -Target brand)
  • 1 and a half tablespoon of paprika
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Flour tortillas and shredded sharp cheddar cheese for tacos (you can use hard corn tortillas)


  1. In a pot, heat a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Add chopped onions and saute them for about 2-3 mins on a medium flame.
  3. Next, add in the ginger garlic cilantro paste (ginger & garlic paste) and cook for another 2 mins.
  4. Add in crushed salt and Black pepper, and a teaspoon of roasted cumin powder, mix well.
  5. Add in chopped tomatoes, a tablespoon of olive oil, and mix well for 4-5 mins.
  6. Add in taco seasoning (or any low sodium taco seasoning).
  7. Add in the turkey lean meat to the mixture, mix well, and cover to cook for 3 mins.
  8. Mix again until the meat is soft and mushed up into a small beef taco-like consistency.
  9. Add in 1/2 cup of water and cover to cook.
  10. Add the paprika powder, cover to cook for another 5-7 mins or until the oil separates at the top of the meat and is fully cooked.

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