Everyday Mom's Meals: Soul Food Saturday

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Soul Food Saturday

One of our favorite things is to make tacos. And the more variety the better; when I went to the cabinet one day to look for a taco seasoning I was disappointed to see that I was out and hadn't noticed on my last shopping trip. So I looked up a recipe and found a few ways to tweak the combination. New tacos were born this evening; I hope you love them as much as we did.

Chipotle Turkey Soft Tacos
1 tbs. olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
3 tbs. chipotle taco seasoning –recipe below
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 tbs. dried chopped onion
¼ c. water
3 c. shredded cabbage
8 medium sized tortillas (8 inch)
 2 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend (optional)
 Sour cream (optional)
 Hot sauce (optional)

In a medium pan add ground turkey, dried onion and chipotle taco seasoning. Cook until meat is browned and cooked through. Drain if needed. Add chopped tomatoes and water. Cook until tomatoes have softened and sauce has thickened. Remove from heat. Add tortillas to freezer bag and microwave for 20-30 sec. to warm through. Carefully remove from microwave and then from freezer bag to a plate.  Add ¼ cup of meat mixture to the tortilla. Top with cheese and cabbage. And sour cream, and hot sauce if desired. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Enjoy!

Chipotle Taco Seasoning 
1 tbs. chipotle powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
¼ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. paprika
1½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

In a small bowl, mix all seasonings together. Mix to combine. Store in an airtight container, and use in your favorite taco or dip recipe.

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