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TNT Turkey Tacos with Flaming Habaneros

TNT Turkey Tacos with Flaming Habaneros

Watching our wastelines this week, so we've opted for tacos prepared with ground turkey tonight instead of ground beef. Turkey is a healthy and low-calorie option alternative, and tastes delicious with all the habanero pepper, fresh cilantro, and spicy seasonings. We served ours with a bit of homemade guacamole.

TNT Turkey Tacos with Flaming Habaneros


  • 6 ounces ground turkey
  • 4 habanero peppers, diced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground habanero powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • Homemade guacamole to serve
  • 6 corn tortillas

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat and add ground turkey and water. With a wooden spoon, break up turkey and cover. Cook about 6 minutes until turkey is nice and browned.
  2. To the pan, add taco seasoning and habanero powder. Mix well and reduce heat to low. Simmer at least 10 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Ensure to keep moist. If needed, add a bit more water.
  3. Heat a small pan to high heat and dry cook each tortilla about 1 minute each side until they are nice and browned.
  4. Serve 1 ounce of turkey meat over each tortilla, then top with cilantro and diced habanero peppers.
  5. Serve with guacamole on the side!

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