Redemption Tacos (A.K.A. Tex-Mex Lettuce Wraps)

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1 lb ground turkey or lean beef

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

8 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup chicken (or other flavor) broth

3 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp vinegar

1 Tbsp brown sugar

Hot sauce to taste

Romaine lettuce leaves

Topping of choice: cheese, green onions, cilantro, diced tomato, diced avocado, black olives, jalapenos – the sky is the limit!


Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium high heat; add turkey (or beef) and sauté until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Add onions and garlic to the beef and continue to cook until onion is soft.

Stir in tomato sauce, broth, and all seasonings and reduce heat to a low simmer.

Allow sauce to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes to let flavors blend adding additional water if sauce is too thick.

Taste for hot sauce and salt.

Serve with Romaine lettuce leaves, toppings and lots of napkins. Delicious! 

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