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Grilled Turkey Tacos

Turkey is an excellent alternative for eating beef. To be completely honest there is not much of a difference between the taste of either of them. So why not go with the healthier alternative? Courtesy of: Ontario Turkey.

“This is a very satisfying turkey based taco, with enough density of high quality calories and flavors to make a complete meal at lunch or dinner.  Some of the healthy fats come from the nutrient rich avocado.  You can reduce the carbs and fat grams by using lettuce leaves in place of the grilled tortillas, or, use lower or fat free tortillas.”

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) each, ground cumin, oregano and chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1mL) sea salt
  • 3 tablespoon (45mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50mL) fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 lb (500g) boneless, skinless Ontario turkey fillets
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 2 tablespoons (25mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1mL) salt
  • 2 cups (500mL) shredded cabbage
  • 8 6-inch (15cm) flour tortillas
  • Garnishes: sprigs of cilantro, lime wedges, avocado slices
 
Directions
  1. In resealable bag, combine cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, olive oil and cilantro, rubbing to make a paste.
  2. Add turkey fillets and shake to thoroughly coat turkey. Let sit for 30 minutes and up to one day.
  3. In another bag, combine red onion, carrots, jalapenos, vinegar, sugar and salt. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to one day, tossing occasionally.
  4. Grill turkey over medium high heat until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Toss carrot mixture with cabbage. Divide turkey and cabbage mixture over warm grilled tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and avocado and serve with lime wedges and coarse salt.


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Thanksgiving Leftover Redo: Turkey Tostadas

Looking for a way to finish off Thanksgiving leftovers? Don’t waste all the hard work and hours that went into making that turkey – revamp and reuse both your turkey and cranberry sauce in this recipe for Turkey Tostadas. Yum! What I love about this recipe is the new personality that your leftovers take on. Enjoy and happy cooking!

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Turkey Tostadas

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups shredded roasted turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 tostada shells
  • 1 cup refried black beans
  • Spicy Cranberry-Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco (fresh Mexican cheese)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 8 lime wedges

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