Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I make this at least 4 times a month. We get our ground turkey in bulk at Costco in the 4 pack. This recipe is for one pack, but we usually double it since I use it for taco salads, while my husband throws it in a tortilla for a snack. IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPICY....change out the Rotel's variety to the the mild or the Mexican (tomatoes, lime, and cilantro) style. This is a basic recipe, so play with the spices and the Rotels for the taste you like. Ours never tastes the same, since some times we want the meat more spicy, and not so much others.
- 1 (1 1/4 lb) package ground turkey
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies, like Original Rotel
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes and habaneros, like Hot Rotel
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried cilantro
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, more to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Mexican chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin, more to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper, can use black if you don't have white on hand
- 1⁄2 cup dark beer
- In a skillet, add the meat and onions -- NO OIL. Brown the meat until almost no more pink, then add the garlic and finish cooking.
- Drain the meat in a colander, and rinse with water.
- Return the meat to the skillet and add the remaining ingredients. Stir together and let simmer until the beer cooks down.
- Taste after it reduces by about half, and adjust the seasoning to taste.
- Serve as tacos or on a salad, or store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.