Two weeks down, and our school is in full swing. Can you believe it? We are up to our ears in homework, dance, football and soccer, so dinner is always a challenge. These Easy Tacos are an ideal super quick weeknight dinner recipe. Instead of using a store-bought taco mix, use this homemade spice mixture which will have a lot less sodium. You can even make the meat ahead of time to simplify the dinner process. If you are gluten-free or eating Paleo, spoon the meat over the salad or use gluten-free tortillas (that’s what I do). Enjoy and have a great week ahead!
11/4 pounds ground lean beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8 ounces) can tomato paste
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
1/4 cup salsa
8 hard tacos shells
Lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, salsa (optional)
1. In a large skillet cook turkey over medium heat 5 minutes or until browned; drain. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes more. Add tomato paste, 1/3 cup water, chili power, salt and chipotle seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Add salsa; cook 5 minutes more.
2. Spoon 1/4 cup of the taco filling into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, yogurt and salsa, if desired. Serve warm.