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Smoked Turkey Tacos
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29 INGREDIENTS • 15 STEPS • 3HRS 30MINS

Smoked Turkey Tacos

The cooking process is pretty simple for these Smoked Turkey Tacos, but they turn out delicious! Get your smoker fired up and try out this amazing recipe. Use a meat thermometer for best results.
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Hi, I'm Malcom. I'm dedicated to all things barbecue, slow-smoked and grilled. I'm always working to improve my barbecue skills and smoking recipes and I love sharing it with you.
http://howtobbqright.com/
The cooking process is pretty simple for these Smoked Turkey Tacos, but they turn out delicious! Get your smoker fired up and try out this amazing recipe. Use a meat thermometer for best results.
3HRS 30MINS
Total Time
$3.66
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Smoked Turkey Tacos
Turkey Breast
1
Mexican Seasoning
1/4 cup
Mexican Seasoning
Canola Oil Spray
as needed
Canola Oil Spray
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Yellow Onion
1
Yellow Onion, sliced, Medium
Garlic
6 cloves
Garlic, minced
Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
1 can
28 oz
Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
Chicken Broth
14 fl oz
Chicken Broth
Ground Oregano
2 Tbsp
Ground Oregano
Salt
1 Tbsp
Ground Cumin
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Cumin
Cotija Cheese
to taste
Jalapeño Lime Slaw
Green Cabbage
1/2 head
Green Cabbage, shredded
Fresh Cilantro
1/4 cup
Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
Scallion
1/4 cup
Scallion, chopped
Mayonnaise
1/4 cup
Mayonnaise
Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp
Red Wine Vinegar
Yellow Mustard
1 Tbsp
Yellow Mustard
Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
Lime
1
Lime, zested, juiced
juice from half
Salt
1 tsp
Ground Oregano
1/2 tsp
Ground Oregano
Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
639
Fat
18.6 g
Protein
94.6 g
Carbs
18.8 g
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step 1
Remove excess moisture from Turkey Breast (1) by patting it with a paper towel. Spray skin with Canola Oil Spray (as needed) and rub all over with Mexican Seasoning (1/4 cup).
step 2
Prepare smoker for indirect cooking at 225 degrees F (107 degrees C). I used pecan pellets in the Traeger but use your favorite wood for smoke flavor.
step 3
Place the turkey breast on the smoker and cook for 1 hour, low and slow.
step 4
Increase the temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) on a meat thermometer.
step 5
Loosely cover the turkey with aluminum foil and rest at room temperature.
step 6
While turkey is resting, combine the Green Cabbage (1/2 head), Fresh Cilantro (1/4 cup), Jalapeño Pepper (1), and Scallion (1/4 cup) in a large bowl.
step 7
In a separate bowl, add the Mayonnaise (1/4 cup), Yellow Mustard (1 Tbsp), Red Wine Vinegar (1 Tbsp), Vegetable Oil (1 Tbsp), zest and juice Lime (1), Granulated Sugar (1/2 Tbsp), Salt (1 tsp), Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp), Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp), and Ground Oregano (1/2 tsp). Whisk to combine and pour over cabbage mixture. Toss to combine and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
step 8
In a large pot over medium heat, add Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and Yellow Onion (1). Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion softens.
step 9
Add Garlic (6 cloves) and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
step 10
Add Ground Oregano (2 Tbsp), Ground Cumin (1/2 Tbsp), and Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (4). Cook for 3-4 minutes.
step 11
Add Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (1 can), Chicken Broth (14 fl oz), and Salt (1 Tbsp). Bring the sauce to a simmer and reduce for 5-7 minutes.
step 12
Pour the sauce into a food processor and blend until smooth.
step 13
Shred the turkey breast into a cast iron pot, add the sauce, and toss gently to cover.
step 14
Place the cast iron pot on the smoker uncovered for 30 minutes. Wrap Flour Tortillas (to taste) in aluminum foil and place on the smoker alongside the turkey during the last 5 minutes to warm up.
step 15
For serving, lay out the tortilla shells and layer with the shredded turkey. Top with Jalapeño Lime Slaw, Cotija Cheese (to taste), Pickled Red Onions (to taste), or any of your favorite taco toppings.
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4th of July
BBQ
Lunch
Cinco de Mayo
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Game Day
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