Soft Tacos with Turkey

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Strips of well-seasoned, low-fat turkey breast fill these tasty soft tacos. Turkey, a native American bird, was once a common game bird in the Southwest, so it just might be more authentic taco filling than beef.


  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced turkey breast cutlets
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup defatted lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 flour tortillas (7 to 9 inches in diameter)
  • 2 cups Pico de Gallo Salsa or good quality bottled chunky salsa
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese


  1. 1. Cut the turkey across the grain into 1/4 inch strips. Sprinkle it with the chili powder and cumin. Heat the oil in medium, preferably non-stick frying pan and cook the turkey and onion over medium heat, stirring often until the onion is nearly softened -- about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the broth and tomato paste. Cover the pan and simmer over medium-low heat for 8 minutes. (The taco filling can be made early in the day and refrigerated. Reheat before proceeding.)
  2. 2. Heat the tortillas in a 35-degree conventional oven for about 6 minutes, or wrap in plastic wrap and heat in a microwave over for about 1 minute.
  3. 3. Assemble the tacos by spooning the filling into the center of the tortillas, then top with the salsa, lettuce, and cheese. Fold the edges over and serve.

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