Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ground turkey taquitos

These are not rolled as tightly as traditional taquitos nor fried in oil.  With the ground turkey instead of beef it's a little healthier than what you might normally make.  Chipotle peppers would mix in nicely if you like their flavor.  I love it, my husband doesn't.  If you do not want to make the taquitos, try topping the mixture over rice.     


2 Tbsp. + plus more Olive oil
1 C. yellow onion, chopped
1 C. bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Kosher salt
1 lb ground turkey
2 Tbsp chili powder or taco seasoning
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 C. frozen corn
Mexican blend cheese
Corn tortillas
Sour Cream

Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add onions and bell pepper and cook until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and cook 1 -3 minutes.  Add the ground turkey in the pan, season with salt and chili powder.  Cook the turkey, stirring until it is browned and cooked through, breaking into small pieces.  Add the corn.  Cook until heated through.  Remove from heat.  Stir in fresh chopped cilantro.  Lightly brush tortillas with oil.  Spoon 2 – 3 Tbsp. of turkey into corn tortillas.  Top with cheese.  Roll up sides and secure with toothpicks.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 20 – 25 minutes.  Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.