Thai Turkey Tacos

October 21, 2008


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One of my favorite very flavorful taco recipe’s is this one Thai Turkey Tacos, its a delight to the senses. So many different Asian flavors combined its amazing and so easy to make.  Seriously the hardest part is grating the ginger.  But I highly recommend using fresh ginger.  Even if you have never cooked or think you won’t like the flavor please (pretty please) try it.  The fresh ginger makes the dish.  I also love this recipe because its so fast!  Literally takes maybe 15 minutes tops, absolute tops.


1 lb ground turkey, 1 bag coleslaw mix, 1 onion, 2 limes, 2 T grated ginger, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tsp sesame oil, 6 T soy sauce, 4 T honey, 1 tsp crushed red pepper, 1 T cumin , 1 pk flour tortillas


Brown meat and add black pepper


Chop garlic, ginger, and onion


add Cole slaw and chopped veggies, and let cook till soften around 2-3 minutes


While veggies are cooking lets make the fabulous sauce

Mix sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, cumin


Honey, and red pepper flakes mix well


Pour over meat mixture and let cook for about 1 minute and serve with warm tortillas and fresh cilantro


Enjoy!! SP


Print This RecipeThai Turkey Tacos

1 lb. ground turkey

2 T grated ginger or ¼ tsp dry ginger (Fresh make a HUGE difference)

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1 pk coleslaw mix with carrots (16oz)

Cilantro for garnish

Thai Cooking Sauce


2 tsp sesame oil

6 Tablespoons of soy sauce

4 Tablespoons of lime juice

2 Tablespoon of honey

1 tsp of crushed red pepper

1 Tablespoons of ground coriander or Cumin

Heat in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add turkey; cook, crumble and stir until meat is no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.  Add ginger, garlic, onion, and slaw mix; stir-fry with meat for 2 minutes until vegetables are wilted. Add Thai cooking sauce, stirring constantly to blend all ingredients, about one minute. Serve on warm tortillas and garnish with cilantro. Can serve on lettuce wraps too.


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Live.Love.Eat October 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

Hey there. Happy TMTT.

My goodness, this is going on my sidebar list of things to make. I love the idea of this. And we LOVE Thai. Thanks!!!!!!


JessieLeigh October 21, 2008 at 11:38 am

These look unbelievably good… I would never have thought to try such a thing! Thanks for sharing. My family will LOVE these.


Rachael October 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Looks delicious! what a fun combo:)


Lisa@blessedwithgrace October 21, 2008 at 2:24 pm

I think I will have to make this. I promise to get the fresh ginger. Thank you so much for sharing something a little out of the ordinary. Also, thanks for participating in TMTT.


Lynn October 21, 2008 at 5:31 pm

This looks really good. Thanks.


Susan (A Happy Heart at Home) October 21, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Looks tasty!


SarahHub @ Oakbriar Farm October 21, 2008 at 9:37 pm

I am so trying this!


Tara @ Feels like home October 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm

This looks delicious. I’m going to save it so we can try it at my house!


Lynn October 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

I made these tonight and we loved them. They were so good. Thanks for a great recipe. I am going to post about them tomorrow.


Diana January 21, 2009 at 11:27 am

OK..I am making this!!!! YUM!


Meg January 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

This looks delish. I bet it would be great over rice, too!


Lisa July 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

Thanks for posting this recipe again today! We do turkey tacos a lot, but they get boring. I love this creative way to spice it up! Thanks!


Pam February 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

I made this tonight and with one addition it was amazing.
You really need to add some sweet and spicy chili sauce on top.
Took this from a good to wonderful!

With 7 servings the meat mix is only 5 weight watcher points+
Add 2 points for 3 Tbsps of the chili sauce.
Serve on lettuce and you have a very low point meal!


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