Turkey Tortillas

Here is a foolproof recipe for a great summer meal… Turkey Tortillas! I could have titled it Turkey Tacos since it sounds more “commercial.” However, I prefer tortillas, because the pre-packaged taco shells found on the shelves at the grocery store, do not feel appetizing to me.

Ground turkey is always a better choice than ground beef when it comes to fat and cholesterol, not to mention the environment. The spices added to the turkey create the perfect Mexican vibe and will have you shouting “Olé” after your first bite of this healthy and delicious treat. The add ons are totally up to you. I like a good pico de gallo or a salsa verde. This is a build your own situation, so Vamos, let’s get cooking!


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup of chicken broth or water
  • 6 ounces of cheddar cheese, shredded (use almond milk cheese if you are kosher)
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium red tomato, cored and chopped
  • avocado for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add onion and cook until onion becomes translucent. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with the side of a spoon, just until meat is cooked through (3 to 4 minutes).
  2. Stir in chili powder, salt, and tomato paste and cook 1 minute. Add broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid becomes thick and clings to the meat.
  3. Set up your taco/tortilla table.
  4. Divide meat mixture, cheese, lettuce, and tomato among tortillas and serve immediately with optional pico de gallo and avocado.

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