Monday, March 2, 2009

Saturday Night Special

So Saturday my sister Jackie and I drove on down to San Antonio to see my Grandmother (who will hate me when she sees that I called her that) and her sister, our Aunt Carol. The four of us wandered around some thrift shops (a favorite hobby) and ate some massive and tasty burgers at Chris Madrids. Jackie and I got home around 8PM and needed a relatively easy, quick and mucho healthy dinner (when compared to lunch) so I pulled out a pound of turkey breast I had in the freezer, thawed it out and made us some tasty turkey tacos. Yup, I'm loving the alliteration there!

Turkey & Bell Pepper Fajita Tacos
1/2 Medium Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
1 Each Red, Green and Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced
1 Jalapeno, Sliced in Rounds
1 LB Turkey Breast, Sliced into Fajita-style Strips
Lemon Pepper
Salt
Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Powder
1 Cup Mild Salsa
1 Tbsp Worcester Sauce
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salsa (for garnish)
Sour Cream (for garnish)
Cheddar/Jack Blend Shredded Cheese (for garnish)
Corn Tortillas, Warmed

1. Place jalapeno, turkey, cup of salsa, worcester sauce, olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp lemon pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder into a bowl to marinade. Let sit at least 15 minutes.
2. Heat an additional 2 tsp olive oil in a skillet, saute onion until it begins to caramelize (appx. 5 minutes). Add bell peppers and allow them to soften as well.
3. At the same time, cook the marinated turkey in a separate skillet, you can leave the jalapenos out depending on your preference for spicy foods.
4. After turkey has cooked almost all the way through, mix it into the veggie skillet. Allow them to cook together 2-3 minutes. Serve in warmed corn tortillas.

I served this with a bowl of black beans. Side note, because the mixture has some juice to it and because corn tortillas break apart, you'll probably want to double up your tortillas or make your tacos just one at a time so that you have time to eat them before they break. Enjoy!

8 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

These fajita tacos with turkey sound fantastic!

Chef E said...

That does sound like a nice twist, and why can you not caller Grandmother? My kids father's mom told me before they were born "They will call me by my name" in her snooty voice, by my son, lol, still to this day calls her Grandma...kids just say what they want right? lol

I love thrift shops! Antique stores, and second hand stores...great finds!

Dee said...

Say "tasty turkey tacos" 4 times....ha! Those look delicious. Only you & Jac would know that Mimi would totally think "Grandmother" from the muy loca times...when she sees that!
Muy jealous of the Chris Madrid's trip. Hope you guys were able to sit outside & enjoy the full experience. Can't wait to be back & doing the same.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh my those tacos sound mouth-watering good!

Rosie x

Hornsfan said...

5 Star - thanks, they are a great alternative to the usual chicken and beef!
Chef E - when I was born both of my grandmothers were pretty young (for grandmothers) and both of them wanted non-grandmother type names (ergo, my mom's mom became Mimi and my dad'd mom became Dodie) -- so if Mimi saw that I' referred to her as my grandmother she'd tell me something about how that makes her sound old :) The thrifting and antiquing was absolutely fun!
Mom - We had a great time and all of us were talking about how great it will be when you're back here with us!
Rosie - Thanks!

doggybloggy said...

teasing with tasty turkey tacos will taunt even the tiniest of tastes - trust me!

Gloria Chadwick said...

I LOVE tacos. Tacos were my first Tex-Mex food. Your Saturday Night Special looks really good! I'm having Taco Tuesday every week at my Fiesta and serving your really good tacos next week. :) Thanks for sharing your food. Hugs.

Reeni♥ said...

They look sooooo good!! I am having the worst craving right now!!