I love bowls!! This ground turkey taco recipe is delicous. My family usually has this dinner about 2-4 times a month. My husband likes to make tacos- I will fry him a few corn tortilla taco shells in oil; but I personally always make bowls or a salad. This is a delicious and easy recipe for the whole family!
1 lb Ground Turkey Meat
1 Taco Seasoning Packet
2/3 Cup Water
1 Cup Frozen Corn Kernals
2/3 Cup Taco Meat Mixture
1/3 Cup Black Beans*
1/3 Cup Cooked Farro**
1 Cup Chopped Romaine Lettuce
1/3 Chopped White Onion
3 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
1/3 Cup Chopped Tomato
1/3 Cup Cubed Avocado
2 Tbsp Crumbled Queso Fresco or Cotija Cheese
1/4 Cup Roasted Unsalted Pepita Seeds***
2 Tbsp Favorite Salsa****
Let’s Make It!
This is pretty simple and the directions are also on the back of the taco seasoning package. Bascically just sautee the ground turkey until fully cooked. Drain the fat- I usually put a paper towel in a strainer so the meat doesn’t fall through. Put the meat back in the sautee pan. Add the taco season from the packet, along with 2/3 cups water. Mix well. Add the corn and mix until combined. Turn to low heat for about 5 minutes.
Prepare the Bowls:
I start by creating the base in a bowl with rice, black beans and romaine lettuce. Add the veggies: onion, cilantro, tomato and avocado. Top with taco meat, queso fresco and pepita seeds. Finally add your favorite salsa! Enjoy!!
*Black Beans– I use raw black beans that I soak overnight or quick soak (instructions on bag)- this eliminates all of the extra sodium and preservatives in canned black beans; although, you can use canned black beans – Your Choice!
**Rice– You can use any rice of your choice here. I personally prefer brown rice, farro, red rice or a wild rice mixture. Cook rice as instructed on bag or box.
***Pepita Seeds– If you buy your pepitas raw, go ahead and throw them in a hot pan and toast them up a little bit. About 5 mins.
****Salsa– I use salsa verde, but you can use any salsa you prefer. Sometimes I don’t even need salsa, because when you mix it all up the taco meat seasons everything!