Sweet & Spicy Tacos Recipe

Try three types of meat for more flavour.


1 medium red onion, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or unsalted butter
2 lb. ground turkey
1 lb. ground beef
1 package sweet Italian sausage
2 bunches of scallions, both white and green parts, thinly sliced
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
2-1/2 cups orange juice
One 4-1/2-oz. package taco shells
One 12-oz. package 6″ corn tortillas
4 tomatoes, chopped
2 heads Romaine lettuce, chopped
2 onions, chopped
Guacamole or avocado slices
One 12-oz. package shredded cheese
One 16-oz. carton sour cream


Step 1: In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil or butter, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

Step 2: Add the ground turkey, beef, and sausage and cook, stirring, until the meat is browned.

Step 3: Add the scallions, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, seasoned salt, pepper, Tabasco, cayenne, jalapeño, and orange juice and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Remove the skillet from the heat and serve.

Step 5: To prepare the tacos, lay out the taco shells, tortillas, and condiments (chopped tomatoes, lettuce, onions, guacamole, shredded cheese, and sour cream) and let guests assemble their own.

Reprinted with permission from Lulu Powers Food to Flowers (2010 William Morrow).