Spiced Ground Turkey

Spiced Ground Turkey

Hello my wonderful Amazing Paleo people! I am so sorry I’ve been MIA these last few days. I have missed blogging SO much.

Life is crazy right now for my little family (me and hubby). We’ve rented our house and moved in with our in-laws, for about a month, until our new apartment is ready. We are remodeling it and making it look super cool.

Let me just tell you, this remodeling has gone wild and it’s taking way longer than expected. Hopefully we’ll be all moved in our new place soon. Being at my in-laws has been nice though; they are such great people and we feel very blessed to have them as family. My hubs and I are staying at their guesthouse, so it’s been fun to have our privacy with our own kitchen and bathroom. However, being in a small guesthouse means limited kitchen gadgets and tools (most of my stuff is in storage), so I ask for all of you to be patient with me at the time being. My recipes will still be wonderful, but nothing too fancy.

Another crazy thing in my life is my new job. It’s a great job and a fantastic opportunity to develop my career, but I’ve only been at it for 3 months, so I am still learning and putting in extra hours to make sure all that needs to get done, gets done. This is yet another reason as to why I have not been blogging too much.

I’ve been with my hands full. Once we’re all moved in to our new place my life will be in order again, so don’t you worry friends, Amazing Paleo will receive lots of love soon enough.

Today I am leaving you with one of our current favorites: Spiced Ground Turkey. It is so yum! It asks for simple and common ingredients (that most households will have), it’s easy to make, and you can combine it with lots of dishes. Your family will love it, guaranteed. It’s also a great lean protein source…it doesn’t get better than that, ey?! Enjoy.

Spiced Ground Turkey
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This Spiced Ground Turkey is easy to make, healthy and has great flavor. Pair it with any starch or vegetable dish! It's paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 servings
  • 2 lb ground turkey
  • ⅓ cup purified water
  • 1 tbsp black pepper(or, to taste)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt(or, to taste)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence spice
  • Finely diced green onions, for garnishing
  • Optional: ½ tsp lemon pepper
  1. Place a skillet over medium heat, and add in ground turkey and purified water. Break down the ground meat using a wooden spoon. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until your turkey meat is no longer pink.
  2. Let cool for a bit and top with green onions. Serve right away.
Tools You’ll Need:
- Skillet with lid
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons

You can eat this by itself, with a side dish (Brussels sprouts go great with it), or my favorite, in a lettuce wrap.

For the lettuce wrap: Spoon turkey on lettuce leaves, add shredded carrots, mushrooms, green onions and sprinkle almonds on top; proceed by folding the lettuce sides over the filling and roll up.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving -- Calories: 173 Fat: 7 g. Carbohydrates: 1 g. Protein: 20 g.

Spiced Ground Turkey

Spiced Ground Turkey

Spiced Ground Turkey

14 thoughts on “Spiced Ground Turkey”

  1. Delicious – I have been looking for a way to better flavor ground turkey and this is it!
    I did add some cooked onion and celery, and then a bag of frozen peas at the end too.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Jennifer! I am so sorry to hear that, what a bummer!! The ground turkey wasn’t too spicy for us, but then again, I am Latin American and we are used to eating spicy foods at home. 😉 Next time try avoiding or reducing the chili powders, red pepper flakes and/or cayenne pepper.

  2. Wife and I are getting healthier–at 50ish. I’m looking forward to making this dish; it’s not easy keeping things interesting with chicken/turkey, turkey/ chicken, etc. Thanks for the recipe–and insight!

    1. I Davey! That is so awesome, I absolutely love to hear that you and your wife are leading a healthy life in your 50s!!! I 100% agree with what you say about chicken and turkey…it can get boring after a while, so every new recipe (with new flavors and spices) is definitely a good thing! Hope you guys love it!

  3. Great recipe, absolutely love this combination of spices/herbs! I used habanero powder instead of cayenne, and like cayenne the habanero provided that wonderful back drop of heat/flavor, just a little more intense. For years I have been experimenting and searching for a solid ground turkey recipe, glad to say I have finally found it right here… Thanks for all your awesome recipes, there has not been one that I did not like 🙂

    1. Hi Rick! You are so nice, thanks for your kind words. 🙂 It makes me happy to hear you found a ground turkey favorite! (Isn’t it good? We absolutely love it at home too!) And it’s so easy to make…a few minutes and you’ve got yourself a nutritious protein to go with pretty much anything!

  4. Maybe this is a stupid question, but isn’t there a ton of liquid in the pan by the time it’s all cooked? I’m assuming you strain the turkey before adding all of the spices…

  5. Was hoping to be able to rate this for you because this is great, but doesn’t seem to be an option. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Teri! I know, I need to work on adding that functionality asap. Thanks so much for leaving a comment and letting me know you’d want to rate it, it means the world. So happy to know you enjoyed the turkey; it’s a favorite around here!

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