I’m always intrigued by ground turkey. I’m not a huge fan of ground beef, mainly because it got it’s start as a repository for all the bits of beef deemed unsuitable (or too small) for sale. I’m not a burger guy and I can think of half a dozen meats I’d rather make meatloaf out of. Typically, if I want meaty, brawny-type ground meat (like for chili or tomato sauce), I tend to opt for ground pork and/or lamb.
I think I gravitate to ground turkey for two basic reasons, one- it’s not expensive and two- I think it’s healthy. Now I’m sure it’s better than beef in the cholesterol and saturated fat department, but beyond that, I don’t know much else about the numbers. Like so many of us, I see poultry substituted for mammal and my brain says: eat all you want, it’s good for you! even though this is certainly a fallacy.
For the tacos, I sauteed the turkey with a chopped onion on medium-high. I try to brown the turkey a little before I add the onion. To season, I add 1-1.5 tbsp of chili powder, almost a full tbsp of cumin and a scant tsp of ground chipotle. I saute for 15 minutes or so, until the meat is very hot and cooked through. I like to keep my toppings simple although shredded cheese is a given. Here, I opted for zesty cheddar, but a milder cheese like farmer or queso blanco is more traditional. I see that I must have had a hankering for avocados this particular night. With tacos, there are no wrong answers. Enjoy!