Monday, August 1, 2011

Two Taco Recipes

I could have made two posts out of these recipes, but decided that two separate posts about tacos may be overkill.  But you do know I love Mexican food!

In an effort to make even more of the yummy corn tortillas seen here I decided to make even more tacos.  Both recipes include the standard cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.  But for variety, one recipe calls for ground turkey (I used ground turkey breast) and the other one uses meatless veggie crumbles.  However, let's get real - you can use ground beef (or ground turkey, or ground whatever) in either or both recipes!

For both recipes, I made Taco Seasoning I from Bill Echols' recipe on  If you haven't tried that recipe, I highly recommend it!  Otherwise, you can use a pre-made seasoning mix from the store.

all my taco seasoning ingredients just before blending!

Let's do the turkey tacos first, followed by the meatless crumbles.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite tacos are!

Ground Turkey Tacos
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
3 tsp taco seasoning

In large skillet sprayed with olive oil spray brown the turkey together with onion.  Add 3/4 can of the tomato sauce and the taco seasoning.  Stir to combine and simmer for 5 mins.  Use cooked turkey mixture in tacos, adding your favorite toppings.

turkey tacos with a side of black beans and rice

Veggie Crumble Tacos
1 bag of veggie crumbles
4-6oz. broth (you can use veggie, chicken or beef)
3 tsp. taco seasoning

Add veggie crumbles, broth and taco seasoning to a skillet.  Stir to combine.  Cook until heated through.  Add to taco shells along with favorite toppings.
veggie crumble tacos with fresh salsa

Oh - does anyone have a good recipe for black beans?  If so, please share!  I love black beans, but every time I cook them they are so bland!  Please help me.


  1. We love tacos in our house, I haven't tried ground turkey, sounds yummy! I cook black beans all the time, my boys love them, but I take the unhealthy way out and cook my beans with a ham hock :) Your pics look yummy, now I'm thinking of making tacos!

  2. YUM! I'm a taco lover/mexican food lover so I would be just fine to see a whole entire blog devoted to tacos!!!! ;)

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  3. I always just stir in some fresh chopped tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, and/or cilantro to add a little excitement! Feel free to post about tacos any day!!! MMMMMMMMMM!


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