Turkey Enchitacos

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by Dinner Bored
6 Servings
30 min

Enchilada meets taco in my newest creation “The Enchitaco” - packed with tasty turkey and all your favorite taco toppings!

This recipe started out as something completely different. I was going to make tomatillo turkey tacos, but I bought tomatillo puree instead of salsa verde (which is made from tomatillos and spices). The puree was SO bitter that I abandoned ship. Not wanting to make just plain old ground turkey, I grabbed a can of enchilada sauce I had in the pantry and went to work.

I added a little smoked paprika to give the enchilada sauce more depth as well as some onion, garlic, and cumin for more flavor...and chipotle chili powder for a kick of heat.

The result? A win. The Enchitaco!

Serve on tortillas, taco shells or...

in a bowl with all your favorite toppings!

Quick, easy, delicious and different for your Taco Tuesdays!

Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • Soft tortillas and/or hard taco shells
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey meat
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder or chipotle chili powder if you like spice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Toppings: avocado, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, lime

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion until translucent for 6-7 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 30 more seconds.
Add turkey and sauté until browned, breaking it up as it cooks.
Add the enchilada sauce, spices, and salt. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Serve on tortillas or in taco shells or bowls with your favorite toppings.
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