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All this week, I’ll be featuring a different turkey recipe courtesy of Zacky Farms!

Turkey Tacos from Zacky Farms:


1 package (20 oz.) Zacky Farms Ground Turkey 2 teaspoon olive oil
½ medium onion, diced
1 dried habanero chile pepper (handle with care!)
2-3 teaspoon chili powder (mild or hot, to taste)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup canned chopped tomatoes (we like Pomi brand)
8 burrito-size flour tortillas
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar or jack cheese


In a high-sided frying pan or saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the turkey, and stir to break up. Cook until turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Add onion, and cook 3-4 minutes, until onion is translucent.

While the onion is cooking, place the habanero inside a ziploc bag. Close the bag, and smash the pepper with a rolling pin or empty wine bottle. Pour the chile pepper into the pot (try not to touch the pepper), and add the chili powder, cumin and oregano.

Stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and 1 cup of water. Stir, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Add more water if necessary, a few Tbsp at a time, to keep the sauce from getting too thick before the turkey is cooked through.

To assemble the tacos, heat a large frying pan or griddle. Lightly heat each tortilla on both sides in the dry pan. Place a tortilla on a serving plate. Add two Tbsp turkey filling in a line down the center, and top with shredded lettuce, tomato and cheese. Roll up and eat!

Serves 4; can be doubled or tripled.

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