Low Fat Soft Taco Recipe with Ground Turkey Meat
If you're a fan of soft tacos but are trying to be a little more healthy with your cooking and eating, these delicious low fat soft tacos made with ground turkey are an excellent alternative to the traditional greasy beef tacos that seem to always leave you with regrets...
For an even lighter low carb option, skip the tortillas and use lettuce wraps for a fresh and super healthy ground turkey soft taco!
- 1-2 tsp olive oil*
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 bell pepper (green, yellow, orange, or red), finely chopped (optional)
- 1 cup corn, canned or thawed from frozen
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 8oz can petite chopped tomatoes (do not drain)
- 16 tortillas (corn, flour, or whole wheat)
- toppings of your choice (shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, etc.)
- Heat a little bit of oil* in a skillet and sauté chopped onions and bell peppers for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the minced garlic and half of the taco seasoning, stir and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the ground turkey, breaking it up with a cooking spatula. Then mix in canned tomatoes, and corn, and simmer for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the remainder of the taco seasoning and the chopped cilantro and stir, then remove from the heat.
- Serve on warmed tortillas and add toppings of your choice (see suggestions below).
* Use a Misto cooking oil sprayer to coat the pan evenly. This keeps your cooking as light as possible while saving you money and avoiding nasty chemicals in the store-bought cooking sprays.
To warm tortillas, put them in a and put them in the oven or microwave according to manufacturers suggestions. Otherwise, you can wrap the whole stack in aluminum foil and heat them in the oven on 250 degrees for 12-15 minutes while you cook the meat, or wrap up to four at a time all in a wet paper towel and cook them in the microwave for about 30 seconds just before serving. tortilla warmer
Serving Suggestions and Topping Ideas
Serve with mexican rice and black beans, pinto beans, or refried beans.
Topping choices might include sliced avocado, diced tomato, sliced black olives, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, crumbled queso fresco (a delicious mild mexican cheese), shredded lettuce, sliced jalapeño peppers, sour cream, salsa, etc.
Try using clean fresh crisp lettuce leaves instead of tortillas to make a tasty lettuce wrap ground turkey soft taco!
Instead of sour cream, another light option is to mix low fat plain yogurt with your favorite salsa or hot sauce, or stir in some taco seasoning for a little more flavor.
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I hope you enjoyed this recipe hub and have been inspired to cook your own low fat turkey soft tacos.
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