Thursday, April 26, 2012

5 under $50: Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

turkey and black bean taco recipe


These tacos are so simple, yet they pack quite a tasty punch.  The chipotle lends a smoky, deep flavor to the turkey and beans.  I usually find that ground turkey can be a bit bland (and saying bland reminds me of George-Michael's girlfriend from Arrested Development), unless you really douse it in spices, but the chipotle and a little bit of BBQ sauce did the trick here.  The tomato and avocado "salsa" topping was inspired by the breakfast wraps that I made over Easter.  It is seriously good enough to eat on its own.  And the tomato and avocado made it so that I didn't even miss using cheese or sour cream at all (though feel free to add these if you think you won't survive without them).

Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
225 g turkey
1/2 can of black beans
1 chipotle in adobo
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 avocado
Juice from 1/2 a lime
4 flour tortillas

Cook ground turkey in a skillet over medium-high heat.  When the ground turkey is mostly cooked, about 5 minutes, add the black beans, chipotle, and sauces.  Stir well and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the beans are warm.

Stir together diced tomatoes and diced avocados. Season with salt and pepper, then squeeze the juice from one lime over the mixture. Stir and set aside.

Heat up your tortillas, I like to either use the oven or if I'm in a hurry, the microwave (with damp paper towels between the tortillas for about 30-40 seconds).

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