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Turkey Tacos


Tacos, Mexican


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We ate this dish almost every day for lunch for over a year! It's a healthy dish that you can make as spicy as you want, but the flavor and spices are straight from the Southwest.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 3 pounds ground turkey, I like the 85% fat free
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • For the tacos
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • White corn tortillas (homestyle works best, flour can be used too)


  1. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet

  2. Add green onions, saute for 2-3 minutes (much shorter than regular onions)

  3. Add the ground turkey, cook until brown (10 minutes)

  4. Add the salt and pepper to the turkey

  5. Make a hole in the middle of the pan, add the garlic and serrano chiles, leave for 1-2 minutes

  6. Mix garlic and chiles with the meat, add remainder of spices

  7. Add 3 tablespoons of water

  8. Keep stirring and cooking for another 10 minutes until the meat is shiny and dark brown.

I like to drain the meat in a colander over the sink; this prevents the meat from being too greasy when you reheat it.





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Jesse Wolgamott


Jesse Wolgamott

Influences: Italian, Texas BBQ, and Mexican

Location: Richmond, TX

Favorite Piece of Cooking Equipment: Set of Knives (can't narrow to 1)

Favorite Recipes: Lasagna for comfort. Chilada for beers. Chocolate cupcakes for dessert. Baked Potato Soup.

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