Thursday, March 7, 2013
baked bbq ranch turkey tacos
Easy, crowd-pleasing, delicious? I got ya covered.
Tacos are a no brainer when it comes to simple, happy food. And these tacos, with a little BBQ twist? Oh, yes please.
You can certainly skip the baking step in this recipe and just serve as usual. But the baking step just kind of bring everything together, melting the cheese perfectly and crisping up the shell awesomely. So, if you have the time and self-control, do bake these. I love this method! I think you will too.
Baked BBQ Ranch Turkey Tacos
makes 6 tacos
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb. ground turkey breast
2 tablespoons ranch seasoning (If you're using a ranch seasoning packet rather than homemade, still measure out 2 tablespoons so as not to overwhelm the poor turkey with too much seasoning.)
1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce (I use this one)
6 crispy taco shells
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
avocado and sour cream, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add turkey and begin to break up and cook. Add ranch seasoning. Cook turkey until thoroughly done, then lower heat and add BBQ sauce. Stir and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Line up taco shells standing up in an 8x8 dish. Divide turkey among taco shells. Sprinkle cheese on top of each taco and then bake for 10 minutes.
Serve with sour cream and chunks of avocado to garnish. Hope y'all enjoy!