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Crispy Spicy Turkey Tacos (One Of My Favorites!!)

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, dice
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), mince
  Lean ground turkey 1 Pound, thawed
  Kosher salt To Taste
  All purpose seasoning To Taste (grand diamond)
  Mexican oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Tomato sauce can 7 Ounce (Mexican Style Spicy)
  Corn tortillas 12 Large
  Vegetable oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the taco topping
  Lettuce 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Pepper jack cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), dice
  Scallions ( green and white) 1 Cup (16 tbs), dice
  Sour cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean and dice the onion, tomatoes and the scallions, keep it aside in separate bowl.
2. Finely chop the cilantro and mince the garlic.
3. Shred both the cheese, keep it separate.

MAKING
4. In a medium saucepan sauté the onion with the olive oil for 3-5 minutes.
5. Add the garlic and sauté, add the turkey meat and using a large spoon break up the meat into small pieces, cook for 8 minutes to 10 minutes stirring it occasionally.
6. Add salt when the meat is almost brown followed by Grand Diamond Seasoning, oregano, cumin, red pepper and spicy tomato sauce.
7. Turn the heat down to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
8. In the meantime make the taco shells, in a separate deep pan heat the vegetable oil on high.
9. Place the tortilla in the oil and fry the first side of the tortilla for about 1 to 2 minutes.
10. Using a spatula, carefully turn the tortilla over and fold it in half. While the first half is frying in the hot oil, hold the opposite side open allowing the tortilla to fry until the first side is golden and crisp.
11. Turn the tortilla over to the second half and fry until it’s golden and crisp.
12. Remove and drain the oil on a paper towel.
13. Once the meat is done remove from heat and allow it to cool.

SERVING
14. Serve the spicy turkey taco along with the assorted topping according to each individual’s taste

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Taco
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4
For all those turkey lovers out there, hear is a must try turkey recipe for you. If you want to indulge in spicy and crispy bites of turkey, watch this video here…

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