We had to do a macro shoot for the photography class I’m taking right now and I used tonight’s dinner of turkey tacos as my subject.
I started with lean ground turkey. I mixed in my own taco seasoning blend (recipe below). It’s a lot cheaper to make your own than to buy the packet for $1.
I sauteed the turkey in a skillet with olive oil, red onion, green pepper and minced garlic. I added cilantro when the meat was almost cooked. I also threw in some black beans and corn I had in my fridge. The corn added a nice sweetness.
I meant to add a little finely diced jalapeno, but I forgot.
I served the tacos with the normal toppings:
Cheese, salsa and sour cream. Avocado would have been good too.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
For one pound of ground meat
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. I used a whole teaspoon of kosher salt and it was too salty for me. You can adjust the salt to your taste.
I used lean ground turkey so I added the mixture to the uncooked meat since I didn’t plan to drain any fat from it. If you’re using meat that requires draining, cook the meat, drain it, and then add the taco seasoning with 1/2 cup water.