Butternut-Turkey Tacos


This Butternut-Turkey Taco is a new twist on an old favorite. Steven loves tacos and I know he would give this one a thumbs up. It is so good. It is perfectly seasoned with spices and poblano peppers and is dressed with a delicious Lime-Cranberry Coleslaw. This taco is not only delicious but is a healthy version of your old favorite. Make this for your family and friends and I promise they will be coming back for more.


Ingredients for Butternut-Turkey Tacos:

serves 4-6


taco meat:

1 pound ground turkey

2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup small diced butternut squash

2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon small diced poblano pepper

1 medium onion, diced

2 small cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

small flour tortillas

Spicy Mayonnaise. Click here for the recipe for Spicy Mayonnaise.

Taco garnishes: Lime-Coleslaw, Spicy Mayonnaise, avocados, chopped red onion


Ingredients for Lime-Cranberry Coleslaw:

1- 14 - ounce bag coleslaw mix

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped red onions

2 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno

zest of 1 lime

5 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about 2 limes

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


Time-Saving Tips: All of the vegetables can be prepped in advance. The coleslaw can be made earlier in the day and kept in the refrigerator.


Let's see what we need.



Let's cook.


Whisk together all of the coleslaw ingredients except fr the packaged cabbage. Once thoroughly whisked combine the coleslaw mix with the dressing. Set aside.


Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add the butternut squash and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until squash is tender, about 4 minutes then add the 2 tablespoons chopped poblano pepper and cook for two more minutes. Add the garlic and combine stirring until fragrant. Now add the turkey, chili powder, cumin and season with salt and pepper. Cook until meat is cooked thru. Toss in the reserved 1 tablespoon of chopped poblano pepper. Season with salt and pepper.


Doesn't this taco meat look amazing? Now let's make some tacos...


I find toasting the tortilla shells really makes them taste so much better. I turn the heat up on my gas stove. Using tongs I hold the tortilla shell over the flame flipping from side to side until I get the desired color I want. Not only does this make the shells look better they taste much better, too.


First place some meat on the tortilla. Then add all of the toppings...the one pictured had everything listed including a squeeze of fresh lime juice.



It's ready! How delicious does this look? These tacos are so delicious. I can't wait to make them for Steven. He will love them and so will you.


Enjoy!


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