Go Back

Butterball Easy Fresh Turkey Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword tacos
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Butterball Easy Fresh boneless skinless turkey breast, around 1-1.5lb, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho or chipotle chili powder chipotle is a lot hotter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 lime
  • 6-8 corn tortillas

Cilantro sauce

  • 1 bunch cilantro washed, including stems
  • 1/2 small onion cut into large pieces
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Jalapeño chopped, if desired
  • Salt to taste

Garnishes: black beans, avocado, radishes, etc.



  1. Preheat toaster oven or regular oven to 350° F.
  2. Place onion and garlic on a small baking sheet and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast for 15 minutes at 350° F until slightly browned. Blend with remaining ingredients in an immersion blender or food processor until mostly smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and add onion, cook on medium-high heat until browned.
  4. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add chilli powder, cumin, cinnamon, and ancho chilli powder to onions and garlic, tossing to coat.
  6. Lay turkey strips in the pan, continuing to cook at medium-high heat, turning occasionally until both sides are browned and meat thermometer reads 165°C (74°F) .
  7. Squirt the juice of 1/2 lime over the turkey in the pan and remove from heat. Serve the turkey with tortillas, sauce, and garnishes.