i love to cook and bake (especially bake...), but sometimes, after a long work day, it's hard to find enjoyment in spending two more hours cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. i've been trying to find recipes that require minimal time in the kitchen while still making home-made and healthy meals.
today, i would like to share one of my favorite week day meals with you.
black bean turkey tacos
one pound of ground turkey breast
one yellow onion
two bell peppers (i used red, but yellow or orange are yummy options as well!)
one can of black beans
[one] gather your ingredients
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[two] chop and dice your onion and peppers
[three] in a skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil in the pan, about a tablespoon or so. when the oil is hot, add your onion and peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes. next, add in the turkey meat and generously sprinkle with taco seasoning. once the meat is cooked through, you can stir in the black beans. keep stirring until everything is warmed through.
[four] get your toppings ready! i like to add guacamole and lots of salsa to mine. right now, our favorite salsa is the central market "green chile salsa roja".
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[five] assemble your tacos! you can use tortillas, taco shells, or use lettuce to make taco salad.
[six] fill your tummy and clean your plate! :)
this is super easy to make and is one of our go-to meals. we probably have some variety of this once a week. it is full of lean protein and nutritious veggies and it's easy to change it up so there's no risk of burn out! it also freezes really well, so it's great to make a big batch, and split it up for a quick dinner during a busy work week.