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Easy Turkey Tacos

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  • 1 to 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 pack taco seasoning (such as McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix)
  • water (amount needed printed on taco seasoning pack)


  • It’s totally up to you! Suggestions: chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes, grated cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese, sour cream, avocado, black olives, or sliced onions
  • Salsa (I just use my favorite jarred salsa – this is supposed to be easy, remember?)
  • Taco shells (store-bought, soft or crunchy)


  1. Get home from work and let out a big “ugh” when you see you have a sink full of dishes and can’t even put them away because the dishwasher needs to be emptied. Go ahead – make this one count – a big long uggghhhh. I feel you.
  2. Preheat nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add turkey and break apart as it starts browning, turning occasionally. Continue to break apart as it’s cooking.
  4. While the meat is browning, you can’t just stand there and watch it cook, can you?. No, you can’t. Now is a good time to cut up some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and maybe some black olives. Heck, get creative – whatever you want. Don’t forget to stir the meat every once in awhile, breaking it up into smaller pieces.
  5. When the meat is done browning (no pink should be left), drain the meat to get rid of the fat and put the meat back into the skillet.
  6. Stir your taco seasoning packet, along with the amount of water suggested on the packet into the turkey meat. Mix thoroughly and continue to simmer until moisture has evaporated (about 5 min), stirring occasionally.
  7. While it’s simmering, do something totally unheard of like…wait for it…empty the dishwasher (Gasp!) Maybe you can get totally crazy (if you’re really fast) and squeeze in filling it back up with dirty dishes! Holy moly, the insanity. Unless, of course, you’re still preparing your taco toppings. Hey, sometimes we just don’t feel like doing dishes. Your secret is safe with me.
  8. Turn off heat and arrange your tacos any way you like. I prefer meat on the bottom, then cheese, salsa, lettuce, and tomatoes (and my homemade marinated red onions, if I have some already made).


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