Monday, February 24, 2014

My Version of the Turkey Taco

We've not had hard shell tacos in the Fauci household in forever, so when a box of Old El Paso Taco Shells jumped in my cart at the grocery store I thought it was time to cook some up. Since the grown ups in our household have been in sort of a healthy kick lately I thought it was necessary to put my own 'healthy' spin on them.

1- Cook your turkey meat.. Season as you wish.. I use the Fiesta Taco Seasoning.

2- Dice your onion, bell pepper, and red pepper and saute. We love color in our foods! 

3- Open your beans- I prefer black beans- and rinse them. I learned from The Abs Diet Cookbook for Women that it is always good to rinse the 'gunk' off your beans to keep it healthy. (SN- Love this cookbook)

4- Once the turkey is cooked, mix the greens, onions and beans together. 

5- After you heat up your Old El Paso Taco Shells, load them up with your turkey meat mixture and add cheese. SN- don't forget to tear off the Box Top Label and send it to your child's school or your local school. 

What is your favorite way to change up your version of the taco?

Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. Just jumped into your cart,huh? Lol!! Looks great!

  2. Isn't it funny how things seem to "jump into the cart"? Happens to me all the time.
    Substance of Living

  3. This looks so good. We love Mexican food in our house. I was using turkey 90% of the time for awhile. I need to get back into the habit. Thanks for sharing!

  4. The vibrant red, white, green, black, and yellow are so beautiful! Turkey Tacos sound delicious! :)

  5. Nom. I always remember tacos after I just spent 45 minutes dinking with meatloaf or something and want to kick myself.

  6. Looks very yummy!! Thank you for sharing :)

  7. I love a new take on tacos I did a fish taco the other night and it was so good.

  8. Lean turkey meat is the only ground meat our family has eaten in years. It tastes so much better than ground beef and is way healthier!

  9. I use ground turkey sometimes as well, less fat.
    Spatulas On Parade

  10. Those look amazing! I just pulled out some ground turkey to defrost and you just gave me recipe for dinner my friend! ;) I never cook peppers and onions with it. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!