Taco Tuesday is a weekly occurrence, so there needs to be some variety, right? Sure… variety is the spice of life (yes, pun intended). With grocery costs skyrocketing lately I grabbed the alternative to ground beef for our Taco night staple-turkey! It’s more cost effective, tastes great, and I’m sure our arteries will thank us later. This recipe isn’t short on flavor, but is lighter on fat! Customize these tacos however you’d like! I’ll make a list of what we usually top ours with, but get creative! There are also links to Copycat Chipotle guacamole and corn salsa, homemade white queso, and Copycat Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno dip. I know you could drink that stuff with a straw… we all could…
- 2 lbs ground turkey (or 1 lb if this recipe is only for a few people or you don’t like leftovers)
- 1 packet taco seasoning (or make your own using this recipe!)
- 1 packet ranch seasoning
- taco shells or tortillas
- taco sauce
- shredded cheese of choice
- cilantro, finely chopped
- black olives, sliced
- sour cream
- shredded lettuce
- diced tomato
- corn salsa (check out my Copycat Chipotle recipe here!)
- guacamole (more copycat recipes-check out my Chipotle version here!)
- queso (here’s a stovetop version)
- creamy jalapeno dip (of course I had to use a Chuy’s Copycat version!)
- Prepare all toppings. Chop all the things!
- Brown the ground turkey on medium high until thoroughly cooked.
- Add one packet of taco seasoning and one packet of ranch seasoning if using 2 lbs of ground turkey. If only using 1 lb of ground turkey use 1/2 packet of each type of seasoning.
- Pile on the toppings! Enjoy!