Who likes tacos? Well, if you do, it doesn't get a whole lot easier than these Spiced Turkey Tacos. Switching out your ground beef for turkey for a lighter taco. A great mid week dinner the whole family is sure to enjoy!
I finally got my computer up and running again. I've been off line for the best part of the past four days waiting on a new hard drive. What a tough four days! For the record, I know very little about the guts of the computer. I have vague memories of a class back in 1993 learning the ins and outs of Lotus and DOS. Yes, before the almighty windows hit the scene and took over the world. Back in the day when you actually had to learn all the commands to get the computer to do anything. I still have some of those commands burned into my brain. But fear not, most have been long forgotten along with Milli Vanilli and whatever other one hit wonders graced the top ten hits back in the day. If memory serves me correctly, there were a lot!
Anybody out there a fan of the 90s music scene? Honestly, not me. It seems all the decades that preceded the 90s had something to say for themselves. From as early as swing music being belted out in the 30s to disco in the 70s and good ol' classic rock in the 80s. But the 90s? What did the 90s bring to the table. Dance music. Grunge. Indi Rock, possibly. Anyway, for my money it was a decade that disappeared with not much to show for itself. Unless your talking technology. I'm thankful for the computer era that became the 90s.
After all, where would my little ol' recipe collection be without the world wide web. The ability to click and share in this day and age is pretty incredible when you think about it. The availability with everything at our finger tips in just seconds. There was a time when we had to search those cookbooks, you know the ones, the fundraiser kind that had no photos, tons of typos and vague instructions. Yes, the good ol' days. Now we all pretty much expect step-by-step how to for everything to making bread from scratch to de boning wild game. Yes, we've become spoilt in our age of technology. That's not a complaint.
Every time my kids complain about having to "search" something on the internet for school, I remind them that at least they don't have to walk 3 km to the library and look it up in an encyclopedia. "An encyclo.....what" they responded. Exactly.
How times have moved on.
So, speaking of moving on, let's talk tacos!
Notes about the Tacos:
Cook and eat...ha! Seriously, that's about it. Just some easy basic food. Add whatever toppings you like, as mine are mere suggestions. Dinner doesn't get a whole lot easier and it's sure to be a family pleaser.
Happy cooking and embrace the ease of technology.
Spiced Turkey Tacos
Makes 8 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes
1 lb/500 grams ground turkey
8 Hard shell corn tacos
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 Cup/60 ml water
1 1/2 Teaspoons cumin
1 Teaspoon paprika
2 dried chillies, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1 Cup/125 grams grated cheddar cheese
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 Cup/240 ml sour cream
Salsa (your choice)
Shredded iceberg lettuce
Preheat a large skillet over medium to high heat for a few minutes. Add the olive oil, dried chillies and garlic and stir for a minute. Add the ground turkey and start breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Continue doing this until the turkey has cooked, about 8 - 10 minutes. Add the water, tomato paste, cumin, paprika, salt and black pepper. Stir really well and reduce heat to low for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Put the taco shells on a baking tray and put in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 3 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Assemble tacos with turkey and all the toppings. Serve!
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