Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
For family taco night, set out the filling, taco shells, and toppings, and let everyone craft their own unique creations. Rather than a store bought taco mix pack, we created a simple homemade blend of basic pantry spices. It takes no more than five minutes to measure it all out and blend it up, and provides excellent flavor to a comforting, uncomplicated meal.
Serves 8 (serving size: 2 tacos)
1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; add red pepper, if desired.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add turkey; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Sprinkle with spice mixture; cook 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Add 3/4 cup water; cook 4 minutes or until thickened and meat is done.
3. Heat taco shells according to package directions.
4. Fill shells evenly with turkey filling, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and cheese.