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04 June 2013

Recipe: Ground Turkey Lettuce Wrap Mock Taco

Ground Turkey. Just saying those words bore me to death. What an awful product. Little fat, little flavor, dries out fast. So when I found myself with a pound of it in my fridge because I'm a man and I don't need to read labels, I had to scramble around and figure a way to make it tasty. Result, this lettuce wrap Mock Taco:

Ingredients:

For the Taco Seasoning-
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients in order listed, stir to combine, set aside

For the Mango Salsa
1 ripe mango, peeled pitted and diced
1/2 medium red onion, chopped fine
1 jalapeño minced (include seeds and ribs for hotter flavor)
1 small cucumber peeled and diced
3 tablespoons diced fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a non-ractive bowl, cover, place in fridge till chilled


For the Tacos
1 Head Boston Bibb lettuce
1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons Bragg's Liquid Amino Soy Replacement (Or low sodium soy sauce)
2/3 cup water

Mix turkey and liquid amino, cover and chill over night

Remove turkey from fridge 30 minutes before cooking to allow meat to reach room temperature. Brown in a large non-stick skillet. Drain. Add taco seasoning and water, stir, and cook till all water is absorbed. Serve with lettuce shells and mango salsa.


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