March 7, 2011

Turkey Mince Burritos

Turkey mince is not something usually associated with Tex-Mex meals, but it can work in recipes as a great substitute for beef mince and as a tasty alternative for chicken. Turkey meat is very low in fat and high in protein. So if you usually avoid burritos because you are concerned about the nutritional aspect, then why not try this recipe for homemade and healthy turkey mince burritos instead? 

Serves 2

250g Turkey mince
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped finely or crushed
1 red pepper, sliced
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder (hot or mild)
Ground black pepper
1 tsp tobasco sauce
10 cherry tomatoes, halved

4 wholewheat flour tortillas

Iceberg lettuce leaves
Grated mozzarella cheese

Sweat the onion and garlic for 10 minutes on a low heat with the lid on.

Turn the heat up to medium, add the turkey mince and cook until the meat has changed colour and is no longer pink.

Add all the spices, tobasco sauce, and some freshly ground black pepper. Mix for about 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and peppers and leave on a low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes have become soft and mushy.

For the flour tortillas, either heat in the microwave on a high heat for a minute, or place in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius, covered with tinfoil, for 10-15 minutes.

To make the burrito, place the lettuce, turkey mince mixture, and cheese on the tortilla. Serve with salsa and guacamole (follow the links for recipes). Fold up the tortilla and enjoy.

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