Just because you can’t have tacos anymore now that you’ve discovered the fabulous Paleo life doesn’t mean you can’t have tacos! And this is a reason to celebrate, Paleo People! Because today, I’ll introduce you to my ground Turkey Tacos Recipe.
When my friend Shelley texted me a photo of her lettuce-boat tacos one day, I thought, why didn’t I think of that yet???
Taco is one of my very favorite foods. I make them almost weekly for dinner, even hand-frying the corn shells myself. I always look forward to taco night. But, when I discovered the Paleo diet recipes, I always tried to make paleo versions of the recipes that I already had.
So I finally whipped up some Ground Turkey Tacos Recipe for my cousins the other day, and they were AWESOME. The Romaine leaves (used in place of the taco shell) added the perfect amount of crunch. Now, I thought I’d found a taco seasoning at Trader Joe’s without all the extra gunk (corn starch, etc.), but I didn’t notice until I got home that the one I found had “pure cane sugar” in it. Oops.
And I want to provide YOU with something better. So, I searched high and low and found a great scratch taco seasoning that received 5-stars after 1440 votes. I will be sure to make this easy recipe the next time I cook these up! So, here it is, my Ground Turkey Tacos Recipe!
10-Minute Super Healthy Ground Turkey Tacos Recipe
- 6 full Romaine leaves stems intact
- 3 tablespoons olive oil divided (you could also use coconut oil)
- 1.5 pounds ground turkey chicken and beef will work just as well
- 3 tablespoons Scratch taco seasoning chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, black pepper
- In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil at medium-high, and then add the ground turkey. Cook for about 7 minutes, or until done.
- Drain excess juice from the pan.
- Turn the heat down to low, and add 1 tablespoon olive oil and about 1/4 cup of water to the turkey. Add your taco seasoning and mix well.
- Place scoops of the taco meat onto your washed Romaine leaves. (Using the full leaves gives them stability for holding while eating.)
- Top with whatever Paleo taco toppings sound good to you! I made mine with tomatoes, store-bought organic salsa, and our favorite homemade guacamole.