Jackson’s Ground Turkey Tacos

These ground turkey tacos use Jackson’s homemade seasoning. Make this easy-to-follow healthy taco recipe for friends and family. Serve on a classic tortilla or bed of greens. 

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We love tacos. But really, who doesn’t? They’re easy, delicious, inexpensive, and did I mention delicious? But sometimes you don’t know what’s in that mystery packet of taco seasoning and it makes making tacos a whole lot less appealing.

That’s why we, meaning Jackson, began making our own homemade taco seasoning—and boy was it a game changer. There’s no more guessing what’s in the secret seasoning pouch. Tacos are no longer too bland or too spicy. With our own seasoning, they’re just right.

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Although I have nothing against ground beef, I like making tacos with ground turkey because it’s a leaner, cleaner protein. When we make these tacos, we serve them on a bed of kale and spinach because they’re packed with nutrients and make this meal all the healthier.

We’ve meal prepped these ground turkey tacos as salads and didn’t get sick of them all week. By adding crushed up tortilla chips, you get a crunch that replaces the beloved taco shell. Our favorite kind of chips are both gluten-free, Way Better Sweet Potato Chips and Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips. So if you use one of these chips while serving tacos to a gluten-free friend, you’re in the clear.

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Jackson’s Ground Turkey Tacos

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs of ground turkey
  • Lettuce, spinach or kale
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla chips

Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • ½ Tbsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp Parsley
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder

Directions

  1. Mix together the taco seasoning in a small bowl.
  2. Brown the turkey in a large pan. When it’s fully cooked, add the seasoning. If there’s excessive grease, drain in a glass bowl and add ½ cup of water to the taco meat to keep it from drying out.
  3. For taco salads, fill a large bowl with your green leafy vegetable of choice. Add the meat, cheese, salsa, avocado and crunch some chips on top—seriously, that’s one of the most important steps.
  4. For a classic tortilla-style taco, pile on the meat, cheese, lettuce, avocado, salsa, and you’re good to go.

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