Archive for May 2013

Turkey Burgers

May 19, 2013

I didn’t have all the ingredients so I substituted dried onions for scallions, a tiny bit of siracha and worshestire for tabasco, and omitted the celery and chutney.  These were tasty and the kids liked ’em.


Homemade Taco Seasoning and Turkey Tacos

May 12, 2013



Homemade Taco Seasoning
Makes about 3/4 cup, or enough for approx. 3 lbs. ground meat

1/2 cup chili powder
1 1/2 Tbs. garlic powder
2 Tbs. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
1 1/2 Tbs. kosher salt
2 tsp. dried oregano

Mix all the spices together and store in an air-tight container.
Ground Turkey Tacos

1 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/4 to 1/2 cup homemade taco seasoning (recipe above)
6 ounces tomato paste
3 ounces water
Toppings, such as grated cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, and/or sour cream

Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil and heat until shimmering. Add onions and saute until softened, about 10 minutes.

Add ground turkey and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the ground turkey is no longer pink.

Stir in 1/4 cup of the spices and cook for about 1 minute.

Stir in the tomato paste and water. Cook for another minute until heated through.

Taste the meat mixture. If it tastes like it needs more flavor, add the additional 1/4 of taco seasoning and stir to combine.

Serve in a flour tortilla with sliced avocado, tomato, sour cream and cheddar cheese for a burrito, or in a crunchy taco shell or small corn tortilla with toppings for tacos.