Mexi-Taco Mix

Using ground chicken or turkey keeps this healthy. Adding beans extends the mix. Use leftovers for taco salads.

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow or red onion, chopped finely
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tomato, chopped
1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken
1 can kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup salsa
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. – 2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. 2 tsp. cumin
Dash of Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (available at any supermarket, usually near the parsley.)

Saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil until translucent. Add tomatoes and turkey. Cook on medium heat until meat is done. Drain any fat out of the pan into a tin can. Add remaining ingredients, adjusting the seasonings to fit your family’s taste. ( You can also use 2-3 Tbs. of taco seasoning in place of the above seasonings.) Serve with salsa, guacamole, lettuce, cheese, and homemade tortillas.

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