Monday, July 26, 2010

Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

Yum!  So tonight's dinner was Turkey and Black Bean Tacos pictured here:

Here's how I made them:

Brown 1 lb of ground turkey w/1 medium yellow onion, 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced...and about 1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt, about 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper, about a tablespoon each of chili powder and ground cumin (just eyeball it).  When it's almost browned, add a splash of chicken stock and let it cook down.  I heated some canned black beans w/about a 1/4 cup of salsa.  Then for the taco shells, I just heated some oil and cooked corn tortillas until they were pliable (maybe 30 seconds or so on each side).  Add the turkey mixture to the tortilla, scoop a little black beans onto it, and add some salsa.  Delicious!   

I love making my own taco seasoning.  It's so much better than those store bought packets that have all that stuff in it you can't pronounce!  Cumin is the key, and I think the chicken stock really adds a lot of flavor. 


  1. That looks good. I will have to give it a try.

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  2. Oh, cool! I will check it out- thanks John!