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Flavorful Soft TacosFlavorful Soft Tacos

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Advanced


2 teaspoons canola oil
½ cup minced onions
1 fresh jalapeño, minced
1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes with the liquid, or 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces ground turkey or lean ground beef, or vegetarian ground round*
1 to2 teaspoons chili powder
½ to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
Optional: 1/3 cup roasted shelled pumpkin seeds
4 large lettuce leaves or 4 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cabbage
¼ cup sliced radishes
½ cup crumbly Mexican-style cheese or other cheese
¼ cup taco sauce


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the onions for about 2 minutes, then add the jalapeño, tomatoes and garlic. Cook for another 3 minutes or until the onions are softened. Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, cumin and cinnamon in a small bowl
  2. To the onion mixture, add the ground turkey and spices, and cook until turkey is browned, stirring to separate it into small bits. Mix in the lemon and lime juice and pumpkin seeds
  3. Heat tortillas on a plate in the microwave or conventional oven until softened.
  4. To assemble the tacos, place ¼ of the meat mixture in a corn tortilla or lettuce leaf; top with ¼ of the cabbage, radishes and cheese. Top with a little taco sauce, if desired.

*Vegetarian ground round is made from soy protein and is sold precooked and ready to eat. It can be sautéed just like the ground turkey or beef, or you can add it at the end of the recipe.

Nutrition at a Glance (per serving)
Calories: 200
Total fat:11g
Saturated fat:4g
Total carbohydrate:10g**
Dietary fiber:2g
*Carbohydrate content is for tacos wrapped in
lettuce leaves. Each corn tortilla adds 13 g of

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