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Monday, February 10, 2014

{Dinner: Black Bean Turkey Tacos}

I absolutely love tacos.  I love the their versatility and love that tacos can be an easy to prepare weeknight dinner!  Plus, tacos are a huge crowd pleaser! 

And, how could I forget that tacos are just down right delicious!  I always have a hard time responding when people ask me what my favorite food or meal is.  And you know what? I think that tacos might rate up their as one of my favorites!  Taco nights growing up, were always kind of a big ordeal.  My parents set out every taco "topping" imaginable to ensure that there was something for everyones taste buds.  To this day I still feel like I have to set out a "spread" of taco toppings every time I make tacos!  

These delicious tacos feature lean ground turkey, black beans and veggies to bulk up this slightly spicy taco filling.  Serve this flavorful taco filling wrapped in warm whole wheat tortillas or as your "meaty" taco salad topping! 

Black Bean Turkey Tacos
Brunch and Cupcakes 
Serves 3-6 Depending on how hungry people are! 

1 Lb Lean Ground Turkey
1 Cup Black Beans
½ Large Onion chopped
1 Green Pepper Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
2 Teaspoons Cumin
2 Teaspoons Cilantro
1 Teaspoon Chile Powder
2 Teaspoons Pepper
½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
6 Taco Shells
Lettuce, Avocado, Salsa, Sour Cream, Tomatoes and Additional Onion for Serving

 1- In a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray sauté your onion and green pepper until tender.  Add in garlic and sauté until fragrant.
2- Remove veggies from pan and set aside.  In the same skillet add your ground turkey and spices (Cumin through cayenne pepper) cook meat until no longer pink. 
  3- Add your veggies back into the skillet with the meat along with the black beans.  Cook on stove for 2  minutes or until well heated.
4- Serve with warm whole wheat tortillas and toppings of choice!