Hola mis amigos! I’ve been practicing my Spanish lately with my friend Angelica, and I think I’m maybe 50% of the way to being fluent! Not too bad considering I’ve only taken 5 Spanish courses between high school and college, have a Rosetta Stone subscription, AND am Puerto Rican, right…? Looks like I need to step my game up a bit! LOL.
ANYWHO… Since today’s a day that a lot of you will be celebrating with yummy food and Corona, I figured I’d share my favorite, easy taco recipe with you guys.

But first, a little history on why we actually celebrate this commemorative day for Mexico in America:

History Lesson:

“Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.” – via History.com

With that being said, it’s always a good idea to know why you’re doing what you’re doing, so that way you can celebrate respectfully while also being informed.

Now onto the recipe!

Tasty TurkeyTacos
Serves 4
Easy turkey tacos to be used for any fiesta!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground turkey
  2. 1 pkg. McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix
  3. 3/4 cup water (per package instructions)
  4. 12 corn tortillas
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
Toppings
  1. 1/2 diced red onion
  2. 1-2 cups shredded lettuce
  3. 1 cup shredded cheddar or monterrey jack cheese
  4. 1/2 lime
  5. Chalula Hot Sauce
For the Taco Meat
  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and completely brown the turkey- about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Stir in seasoning mix and water
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (per package instructions)
  5. Spoon into taco shells
  6. Top with various toppings, and a squeeze of lemon!
  7. ¡Buen provecho!
Notes
  1. For crispy shells, I usually toast them in my convection oven while the meat is cooking. You can also fry them in a pan with a little coconut oil for a less crunchy texture.
  2. Serve with rice and beans
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