Wednesday, September 16, 2015

National Guacamole Day: Mexican Ground Turkey Taco-stada with Guacamole

National Guacamole Day: Mexican Ground Turkey Taco-stada with Guacamole
As a resident of sunny California there is access to some of the best avocados in the country, if not the world. Like California Avocados. This versatile fruit can be transformed in a number of ways, including the very popular GUACAMOLE! This recipe creation of mine is a fusion of a taco and tostada, hence the taco-stada was born to celebrate National Guacamole Day...
Serves: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
2 T. canola oil, divided
1 lb. ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
1/4 c. water
4 whole wheat tortillas
2 c. romaine lettuce, chopped
1/4 c. cilantro, minced
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. cherry tomatoes, variety of colors
1/4 c. sliced black olives
1/4 c. sour cream
1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 t. dried Mexican oregano
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. paprika
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high and add turkey. Cook until no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and return to skillet along with taco seasoning and water. Mix well and continue to cook until water has dissolved and the turkey has soaked up the seasoning, another 8 to 10 minutes.
In the meantime heat remaining oil in another large non-stick skillet and cook tortillas until slightly golden and crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
For the guacamole combine the ingredients in a small bowl and using a fork mash together, leaving it a bit chunky.
Assemble taco-stadas by evenly topping each tortilla with the lettuce, cilantro, green onions, ground turkey, cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream and guacamole.

Monday, September 14, 2015

National Eat a Hoagie Day

National Eat a Hoagie Day!!!
Recently I participated in a Foster Farms recipe contest, the Don't Call Me Basic Turkey Sandwich contest. Although I did not win the sandwich I created is still a winner in my book. And being today is National Eat a Hoagie Day I felt it appropriate to share my turkey sandwich creation with you...or today we'll call it a "hoagie-wich"...
Turkey BLTA Hoagie-wich!

Serves: 1

1 hoagie roll, split lengthwise...
2 T. mayo
1 T. yellow mustard
4 slices Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey, or deli turkey of your choice
2 slices bacon, cooked
2 large slices tomato
1/2 avocado, pitted and sliced
1 leaf iceberg lettuce

1. Combine mayo and mustard in a small bowl and mix well. Evenly smear mixture onto both top and
bottom roll.

2. Arrange turkey slices on bottom roll, next bacon slices, then tomato, avocado and lettuce.

3. Complete with top roll and enjoy!
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