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Turkey Taco Bowl

Turkey Taco Bowl

Taco Tuesday is right around the corner and I know you’re excited. But maybe you’d be interested in trying something a little out of the ordinary? Maybe even something a little bit lighter without sacrificing flavor? These Turkey Taco Bowls deliver. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a girl who could eat regular tacos everyday of the week. Although sometimes I do try to cut back on refined carbs like wraps and bread. I only do this when I know I won’t be sacrificing flavor. Some of you may think it’s sinful to substitute a Taco Bowl for an authentic taco, but I have to say, this meal is so satisfying that you won’t miss that wrap or shell! If I were you, I’d save my wraps for these chimichurri steak tacos instead. Now these tacos do call for pulling out all the stops.

I flavor for these taco bowls comes from my homemade taco seasoning and some staples like onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make ahead and really allows you to cut back on the sodium content often found in the pre-packaged stuff. Make a big batch and store it in an airtight container with your spices. Then I pile the delicious mixture onto steamed or sauteed cauliflower rice. Have you tried this yet? I made mine at home once, but I have to admit – it got a little messy. Now I buy mine frozen in the grocery store. Just look for Cauliflower Rice with other frozen vegetables. I’ve steamed it in the microwave and also sauteed it in a pan. It’s great both ways. You could opt for brown rice too if cauliflower rice doesn’t appeal to you.

Don’t forget to top this taco bowl with all of your favorite taco add-ons. Avocado, salsa, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese and cilantro all taste great. This meal comes together in one pan if you opt for the frozen cauliflower. You’re welcome. I really hope you give this meal a try next week when Taco Tuesday arrives. You won’t be sorry.

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Turkey Taco Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
This taco bowl offers a new way to enjoy taco tuesday. The dish is flavorful, and easy to make. Top with any or all of your favorite add ons.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 medium white onion diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno diced, seeds removed (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 medium white onion diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno diced, seeds removed (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, add ground turkey to medium skillet and saute until browned.
  2. Once turkey is cooked, remove from pan.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan and saute onion, garlic, jalapeno and bell pepper for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add cooked turkey back to pan along with tomato paste and spices, stirring to combine, evenly coating meat and vegetables.
  5. Add apple cider vinegar and chicken stock, stirring well.
  6. Continue to simmer until liquid reduces and ingredients are cooked through (1-2 minutes).
  7. Serve over cauliflower rice or brown rice.
  8. Top with avocado, plain Greek yogurt, scallions, and cheese as desired.
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1 thought on “Turkey Taco Bowl”

  • This was such a satisfying recipe, my husband and I loved it! We did a combo of brown rice and riced cauliflower. I could eat this for days!

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