This lighter version of Mexican chorizo is great for tacos, breakfast hashes, and eggs. I like this healthy, homemade turkey chorizo because it uses dry spices I typically have on hand, and it's a smoky and slightly spicy way to elevate ground turkey.
What to eat turkey chorizo with
I really love turkey chorizo tacos. I can eat turkey chorizo in burrito bowls with some fresh vinegar slaw or even in breakfast tacos. Fry this up, and sprinkle in your scrambled eggs and serve with toasted tortillas and pico de galo for a spicy twist on breakfast. You can even do a frittata with healthy homemade turkey chorizo, leftover roasted potatoes, and some kale for a nutrient packed breakfast.
How to season ground turkey
It comes to no surprise that ground turkey needs a little more help than other cuts of meat, especially 99% ground turkey. For this, and other ground turkey recipes on my site, you'll see that ground turkey needs to be heavily seasoned and lightly cooked.
For this recipe, I am using smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, chili powder (ancho and chipotle preferred), cumin, and kosher salt. It's a lot, but the flavor is out of this world.
How to cook ground turkey
There are many applications for ground turkey: you can pan fry in patties, grill turkey burgers, bake into meatballs, or fry up into crumbles. For this recipe, You are just spraying a frying pan with your preferred cooking oil, allowing the pan to get hot, and sautéing on medium heat for about 6 minutes or until the turkey is fully cooked.
Here are some of my favorite ground turkey and chicken recipes:
- Homemade Italian Turkey Sausage
- Chicken Fried Rice
- Southwestern Turkey Burgers
- Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage
- Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers
- Sweet Chili Turkey Meatballs
- Turkey Potstickers (Gyoza)
- Turkey Swedish Meatballs (ebook exclusive)
- Buffalo Bleu Turkey Burgers (ebook exclusive)
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp chili powder (ideally half ancho chili powder and half chipotle chili powder)
- 1 tbsp oregano (ideally Mexican oregano)
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1/4 tbsp kosher salt
- Combine the spices together.
- Add the spices into the meat and mix well.
- Brown the ground turkey or ground chicken in a pan, using a little bit of cooking spray.
Serving Size:4 oz.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 27g