Is anyone else disturbed by the breakdown of ingredients in fast food tacos? UGH. Gag me with a spoon.
I would much rather eat these turkey and potato tacos I made last night! They really just happened by accident. I was trying to clean out the refrigerator and I discovered a pound of ground turkey that needed to be cooked soon. Turkey burgers? Eh. Not feelin’ it. Turkey meatloaf? Boo. Just had comfort food yesterday. Tacos? Yes! Then, I found a few yukon gold potatoes and avocados that also needed to be used in the next day or two. I broke into my stash of chipotles in adobo sauce and knew I had a good thing going here.
Now, true confessions… flour tortillas make me very sick to my stomach. Do you understand how much this hurts my little native Texan heart? Enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos, fajitas… they are all a huge problem for me. Every time I make these dishes at home I have to come up with creative alternatives to tortillas. Usually I just put all the ingredients into a salad and try not to stare at my husband as he eats HIS delicious tacos in soft, fluffy, heavenly tortillas. SIGH. Last night, I put my taco ingredients in a pita pocket and it was DELIGHTFUL! Arnold brand makes these new 100 calorie pita pockets that are incredibly soft and they don’t tear when you stuff them. I used the avocados to make some guacamole and we ate it with Pop Chips (120 calories for 23 chips!) instead of tortilla chips. I order Pop Chips online in single serving size bags to help us practice some portion control and we love them!
It was a great dinner. I love meals that happen by accident!
|Turkey & Potato Tacos|
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 3-4 yukon gold potatoes
- 1 can chipotles in adobo sauce
- toppings of your choice
- Peel and slice potatoes into bite sized pieces. Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and drizzle them with a little bit of olive oil.
- Cook the potatoes in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, and cook 2 minutes more (or until the potatoes are soft almost cooked through).
- Meanwhile, brown and crumble the ground turkey in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When the turkey is cooked through, add a couple of chopped chipotles and 2 T. adobo sauce. (THIS IS HOT STUFF! ADD LESS IF YOU DON’T LIKE HEAT!)
- Transfer the turkey to a plate or bowl and add the potatoes to the skillet and cook until lightly browned.
- Add the turkey back to the skillet with the potatoes and use a potato masher to gently crush the ingredients together.
- Fill tortillas (or pitas) with mix and top with desired toppings.