Turkey Taco Cups

4/29/2022

By Lori Taylor

This recipe is sponsored by Tanimura & Antle.

Turkey Taco cups will soon become a go-to recipe for your family taco night. They are delicious and light. Plus, they are guilt-free. If you are looking to forgo taco shells or tortillas, the Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine leaves are the solution. And, you won’t eve miss the shells. You can even use any remaining Artisan Romaine leaves as your “chips” for salsa.

These taco cups are low in carbs, high in protein and full of flavor with your toppings of choice. Everyone has the ability to make their own. So, if you have picky eaters, you can avoid the arguments and let them use the toppings they enjoy.

Ingredients for Turkey Taco Cups

  • Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped yellow onion
  • 95% lean ground turkey
  • Cloves garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chili powder 
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Tomato sauce
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • For Toppings:  Crumbled cotija cheese , pico de gallo, diced red onion, diced avocado or guacamole, chopped cilantro, sour cream

How to Make Turkey Taco Cups

These are so easy to make, and you can always vary your toppings with all of your favorites.

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add the turkey and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing and breaking up the turkey occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Next, you will add chili powder, cumin, paprika, tomato sauce and chicken broth. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes until sauce has reduced. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Chop topping ingredients to desired size & place in serving bowls
  5. To prep Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine, chop the root end off, as close to the end as possible.  Separate leaves.  
  6. To assemble taco cups, place two closely sized Artisan Romaine leaves on top of each other, top with ground turkey mixture and then toppings of your choice.  

More Tips and Ideas to Make Your Turkey Taco Cups

  • For an extra crispy crunch, chill washed Artisan Romaine leaves in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before prepping.
  • You can make the filling in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer until ready to heat and use.
  • If you prefer a different kind of protein, any substitute will work.
  • If you like your dishes a little spicer, you can add hot sauce, use spicy chili powder or red pepper flakes.

Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine

Tanimura & Antle Artisan Romaine Package

The Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine is clean and freshly picked, flavorful and refreshing and has a satisfying crunch. The Artisan Romaine is sturdy and the leaves make a great vessel to hold other foods. They make for a perfect taco “shell” for these Turkey Taco Cups. The Artisan Romaine is also great grilled or used as a dipper on a charcuterie board. The versatility, like the flavor, is what we love.

Why We Love Tanimura & Antle

Why are we so enamored with Tanimura & Antle? These experienced farmers stand out from the rest with a rich heritage of growing produce to be proud of. Their steadfast commitment to safety, sustainability, and community means you can be confident in every vegetable that makes its way from their fields into your kitchen.

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In addition to their delicious Artisan Romaine, you’ll find other veggies for all kinds of occasions in their Artisan, Field Fresh, Organic, and Greenhouse Grown lines. Cauliflower, lettuce, onions, celery, and more are all grown in the best possible conditions by produce experts, ensuring that you’ll only bring home the best when you choose Tanimura & Antle products.
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Turkey Taco Cups

Turkey Taco cups will soon become a go-to recipe for your family taco night. They are delicious and light. Plus, they are guilt-free. If you are looking to forgo taco shells or tortillas, the Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine leaves are the solution.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 heads Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup Yellow onion chopped
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Chili powder preferably 2 tsp regular chili powder and 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Low-sodium chicken broth

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add turkey and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing and breaking up turkey occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, tomato sauce and chicken broth. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes until sauce has reduced. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chop topping ingredients to desired size & place in serving bowls.
  • To prep Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine, chop the root end off, as close to the end as possible.  Separate leaves.
  • To assemble taco cups, place two closely sized Artisan Romaine leaves on top of each other, top with ground turkey mixture and then toppings of your choice. 

Notes

For Toppings:  Crumbled cotija cheese , pico de gallo, diced red onion, diced avocado or guacamole, chopped cilantro, sour cream
 
For an extra crispy crunch, chill washed Artisan Romaine leaves in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before prepping.

Have you tried the Turkey Taco Cups? Was it an instant hit? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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