Alright, friends. I’m about to get a little personal here. If you’re not into it, then step away from your computer screen NOW.
I enjoy Mexican food. I’m not in love with it, I don’t HAVE to eat it, but I do crave it occasionally. If you’re familiar with the spices that go into taco seasoning, you know that cumin is a MUST. Cumin absolutely makes a dish taste like that “Mexican taco” flavor. Thing is, as of a couple years ago, I’ve been getting really sick from taco seasoning. Thinking it was an additive, I tried making my own.
I have tried so many variations, and have finally realized that it’s CUMIN. Does anyone else have this problem? I can literally feel cumin running it’s course through my body. It’s torture. And last night, I made taco seasoning minus the cumin. I added the seasoning to the ground turkey, and then I decided to “sprinkle a teeny bit” of cumin into the meat.
Why did I think that was okay? It was a horrible decision. The cumin woke me up before my alarm. My insides are literally purring right now. Not a cute kind of purring…that is all I will say.
By the way, it’s mid-February and -1 degrees outside in Buffalo…feels like -18. Why.
These are Paleo minus that cheese! I just NEEDED that cheese. If you’re completely paleo, ditch the cheese and you’re good to go.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 20 mini sweet peppers
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon (smoked) paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of black pepper
- a sprinkle of cheese (optional)
Note: if cumin has no ill effects on you, I suggest adding 1 teaspoon of it!
- Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey and onions. Brown turkey and cook all the way through, onions will be transparent.
- While the turkey is cooking, remove stems and seeds from mini peppers, slice them in half, lengthwise to create a “chip”. Set aside.
- Add all spices into a small bowl, mix well.
- Once ground beef is cooked, add spice mixture and stir well.
- Serve beef on a plate or in a bowl (with a sprinkle of cheese if you wish), and scoop with mini peppers!