Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Servings: 8

“Spicy tacos with low fat turkey have a sweet-hot flavor, yams give them a surprising twist.”


1 yam, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 pound ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion

1 clove garlic, minced

4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup tomatillo salsa

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

16 warm flour tortillas


1. Put the diced yam in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in the microwave until cooked through and fork-tender, stirring once, 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat; cook and stir the turkey until crumbled and evenly brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper into the turkey and continue cooking until the onions begin to caramelize, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with the chili powder, cumin, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Pour the salsa over everything; fold the sweet potatoes into the mixture. Allow the mixture to cook until the excess moisture evaporates. Garnish with the cilantro. Serve with the warm tortillas.

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