Clean Eating Mexican Taco Meat

Whoever thought it was possible to limit tacos to Tuesday clearly never tried them stuffed with incredibly tasty clean eating Mexican taco meat!

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person that didn’t love tacos and the great thing with tacos is you can make them as healthy as you’d like. I typically use lean ground turkey or chicken for my taco meat and PERDUE® FIT & EASY® Fresh Ground Turkey or Chicken Breast is my meat of choice.  A lot of chicken companies cut corners by feeding their chickens all sorts of animal by-products. But PERDUE® chickens are always fed a 100% vegetarian diet and they never use added hormones or steroids. It’s quality stuff, people! 🙂
This taco meat is very kid-friendly- however, if your kiddos or you are sensitive to extra spice, leave out one or both of the peppers, cut the chili powder down to 1 teaspoon and use more tomato sauce than salsa. This recipe is super versatile, so just adjust according to your family’s preference.

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound PERDUE® FIT & EASY® Fresh Ground Turkey or Chicken Breast
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup healthy homemade tomato sauce or salsa (or a combination of the two)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste (no salt added)

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and jalapeños; cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes and until onions are soft.
  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute. Transfer onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add turkey to the same skillet; cook, over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to break up turkey, for 8 to 10 minutes and until turkey is no longer pink.
  5. Season with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt.
  6. Add onion mixture, tomato sauce or salsa (or a combination of the two) and tomato paste. Mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring frequently for about 8 minutes and until mixture thickens.
  7. Serve in tortillas or taco shells with all of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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