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Salsa Verde Turkey Tacos |Cooking With Carolyn

Salsa Verde Turkey Tacos |Cooking With Carolyn

Copyright © 20017 by Carolyn Flemister

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


· 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin or Vegetable Olive Oil

· 2 Pounds Lean Ground Turkey, thawed

· 3 Cloves Garlic, minced

· ½ Cup Chopped Onions

· 1 Tablespoon Mexican Oregano

· 1 Tablespoon Cumin

· 7oz. Can Green Chiles

· 2 Teaspoons or To Taste Kosher Salt

· To Taste Grand Diamond All Purpose Seasoning

· 1½ Teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

· 1½ Cups Salsa Verde, your choice

· 12-18 Corn Tortillas

· Vegetable Oil (For frying)

Taco Toppings

· 4 Cups Shredded Cabbage or Lettuce, your choice

· 2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

· 2 Cups Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

· 1½ Cups Diced Tomatoes

· 1 Cup Diced Green Onions

· Roasted Jalapenos

· Sour Cream

· Guacamole

· Salsa


Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 3 tablespoons of oil. Carefully add the turkey, garlic, chopped onions, oregano, cumin, green chilies, salt, Grand Diamond Seasoning and red pepper into the skillet. Use a large spoon to stir and break up the meat into small pieces. Cook for about 10 minutes stirring it occasionally. Add the salsa verde and cook until the turkey is done. Taste to check for seasoning. Turn the heat down to medium low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the taco shells are finished being prepared.

Making the Taco Shells

In a separate skillet, preheat the vegetable oil over medium high heat, about ½ to ¾ of an inch deep. Place a tortilla in the hot oil. Slightly fry the first side of the tortilla for about 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully turn the tortilla over and fold it in half. While first half is frying in the hot oil, hold the opposite side open allowing the tortilla to fry until the first side is golden and crisp. Turn the tortilla over to the second half and fry until it’s golden and crisp. Remove the fried taco shell from the oil and drain on a paper towel. Repeat this process with each tortilla.

Stuff the tacos with ground turkey and your choice of toppings.

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