Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

50 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Fooddude
Recipe by  Fooddude

“Spicy tacos with low fat turkey that have sweet-hot flavor, using yams to give it a surprising twist.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 16 tacos

Directions

  1. Put the diced yam in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in the microwave until cooked through and fork-tender, stirring once, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat; cook and stir the turkey until crumbled and evenly brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper into the turkey and continue cooking until the onions begin to caramelize, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with the chili powder, cumin, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Pour the salsa over everything; fold the sweet potatoes into the mixture. Allow the mixture to cook until the excess moisture evaporates. Garnish with the cilantro. Serve with the warm tortillas.

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LindaT
16

LindaT

Delicious! Only change I made was to cut back on the jalapeƱos because I am a wimp. I used on pepper and it was just about right for me. I loved how the sweetness of the yam contrasted with the spices. I served this with fat free sour cream and in whole wheat tortillas

matt lucas
10

matt lucas

My buddy ate six of them. I set out some fresh limes to sqeeze on top, it gave them a sweet,sour and spicy taste. Great recipe!

Goodbyesam
9

Goodbyesam

So delicious! I made a few changes based on the Caribbean-style tacos I've enjoyed at restaurants. I used more Cajun seasoning and tomatillo salsa and a little less chili powder. I served it topped with cilantro, shredded cabbage, crushed pineapple and plain Greek yogurt. Spicy and sweet all in the same bite. I used 3 jalapeno peppers, but I don't think 4 would be too many.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 602 cal
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 91.1 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 1182 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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