Taco Tuesday is a thing in our house. I honestly can’t remember a Tuesday where we didn’t have some sort of Mexican inspired dish or even the occasional take out. While my husband typically likes to grill carne asada, there are weeks where I do the cooking for this evening, and when I do, it is quick, easy, and CLEAN!
To make this easy, I don’t spend time making my own taco seasoning blend and have found that Siete brand makes an amazing one without any added unnecessary ingredients. I used to only find their product at Whole Foods and Sprouts. However, now they are expanding because I can find it at Ralphs and even Target. So keep your eyes peeled and give their stuff a try. It is amazing!
Lets talk about the Siete ingredients I use in this recipe.
Spicy Blanco Queso which I used to spread around the tortilla and really holds it all together while you get it crispy. This is so good, full of flavor and yup, you guessed it…CLEAN. I am really big on limiting processed foods and so I focus on using brands that use only the ingredients needed and nothing more.
Siete Taco Seasoning – This blend tastes so good! Sure you can make your own, and I often do. However, when making a quick and easy weeknight dinner this seasoning is where it is at. I always have extra packets on hand. Another clean seasoning packet I have found for tacos is the Trader Joes brand. Either way, just read nutrition labels and their ingredients when making your selections.
Siete Hot Sauce – I probably don’t need to say much about hot sauce. You either love it, or hate it. And this hot sauce, I use every single day. I’ll just leave that there.
Alright, I think it is Taco Time. Let’s get cooking!
Crispy Turkey Tacos
- Air Fryer, optional
Pico De Gallo (This will make a big batch)
- 5 Roma Tomatoes diced
- 1/2 Red onion diced
- 1/2-1 Jalapeno seeded, and diced
- 1/2 Cilantro Bunch washed and finely chopped
- 4 Garlic Cloves diced
- 1 Lime Juiced
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 Lb Lean Groud Turkey
- 1 Packet of Siete Taco Seasoning
- 1/3 Cup Beef Broth
- 1/2 Cup Siete Blanco Cashew Queso divided
- 8 Tortillas I used the taco size mission carb balane brand. You can use any kind you like.
- Avocado Oil Spray
- 1 Cup Shredded Romaine Lettuce for serving
- 1/2 Cup Pico De Gallo for serving
Make your Pico De Gallo (or buy store bought)
- Combine all pico ingredients and set aside.
- In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add your ground turkey. Using a wooden spoon, break the meat apart and cook until no longer pink.
- Add your Siete Taco Seasoning packet (or seasonings of your choice), and your beef broth. Mix well until meat and seasoning is well combined. After 3 minuets or so, remove from heat.
- Take your tortilas and spread one tablespoon of cashew queso evenly over the tortilla.
- Scoop about two tablespoons of your meat mixture and put it on half of the tortilla, then fold tortilla closed. The cashew queso will help keeping your taco closed.
- Repeat steps for all tortillas.
- Using your oil spray, evenly spray a light layer of oil on both sides of the tortillas.
Air Fryer Method
- Depending on the size of your air fryer, you will likely only be able to "fry" two or so at a time. Don't over crowd the basket.
- Set air fryer to 400 degrees, and fry for 8 minuets, turning tacos half way.
- Top tacos with romaine and pico de gallo
Oven Baked Method
- Similar to the air fryer method, you will pre heat your oven to 400 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a wire rack. Lay your tacos over top of it.
- Bake for 8 minuets, flipping half way or until you get your desired crispness.
- Top tacos with romaine and pico de gallo.