Ground Turkey Taco Meat with Toasted Pine Nuts – full disclosure: this one is a winner.
Also, second full disclosure: I’ve been slacking on the blog lately. Yes, that’s right. The first step to remediation is admitting the problem, right? It’s so nice outside and it’s so hard for me to sit down and focus on the blog. I plan things out and miss my schedule! UGH! In addition, I’ve haven’t been into cooking lately. Partially because of so much travel but mostly because I’ve just been making salads or eating leftovers from the grill. I could eat off the grill every night!
Anyways, this Ground Turkey Taco Meat with Toasted Pine Nuts is SO GOOD! I’ve had it with cheese, without cheese, with tortillas, with lettuce wraps, on top and salads… you get the idea. Any way you eat it, it’s delicious! Feel free to add more peppers for a spicer dish – enjoy!
Ground Turkey Taco Meat with Toasted Pine Nuts - This EASY & QUICK meal comes together perfectly (and it's also perfect for meal prep!) and it Whole 30 Compliant and Paleo Friendly!
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil [EVOO]
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
- 1 fresno pepper, chopped
- 1 lb ground turkey meat
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 2 tsp tomato paste
Heat a small pan over medium-low heat and add pine nuts. Stir frequently until golden in spots, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside
In a large saute or cast iron pan, heat EVOO over medium high heat. Add onion and jalapeños. Cook & stir mixture frequently for 10 minutes or until onions are soft. Remove from pan and set aside
Add turkey to same skillet and add seasonings (including salt & pepper). Cook for about 10 minutes and break up large chunks while stirring. Once cooked, add onion mixture back into pan, then add tomato paste. Mix well an reduce to low heat. Cook for another 5 minutes. Serve in tortillas or lettuce wraps and top with toasted pine nuts - enjoy!
If meal prepping, consider keeping pine nuts separate and add just prior to eating so they don't get soggy.