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Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps from Mountain Mama Cooks

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos each

Lean ground turkey tacos are packed full of flavor thanks to the cilantro-lim salsa they are cooked in! Guilt free and gluten free too.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1 small or 1@ medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup your favorite green salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1-2 heads of iceberg lettuce (depending on size)
  • diced avocado and tomatoes for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and green salsa. Pulse until a smooth salsa consistency is reached; set aside.
  2. In a medium non-stick sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up any large pieces, for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; stir.
  3. Add salsa to turkey and stir to combine and cook until turkey is cooked through about 5 minutes more. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off and let turkey mixture sit while you prepare the lettuce cups.
  5. Tear off large pieces of lettuce that are big enough to hold about 1/3 cup of ground turkey. Top each lettuce cup with diced tomato, avocado and extra cilantro if desired. If you’re like me, load it with hot sauce too!

Recipe By: Mountain Mama Cooks

 

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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