Saturday, January 26, 2013

Texi-Cali Tacos: Turkey Kielbasa Tacos

Today I was craving some tacos.... but all I had was a package of Smoked Turkey Kielbasa Sausage sitting in my fridge that needed to be used.  At that moment, I had one of my experimental foodie thoughts where I'm like, "well, why not combine the two ideas?".  I figured I could make a delicious soft taco using the kielbasa sausage as the filling.  In fact, I think I have been to a restaurant where a dish like this was on the menu!  But since I can't remember details of that taco, I came up with my own version of a Turkey Kielbasa Taco... it's called the Texi-Cali Taco!  The taco combines the smokey and big BBQ flavors of Texas... with the light and clean flavors of 'Californian' food... all wrapped up in the authentic flavors of Mexican food!


Texi-Cali Tacos

Ingredients:
16 oz. package of Smoked Turkey Kielbasa Sausage
6 whole wheat tortillas, soft taco size
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, diced
1-2 cups spring mix (or romaine lettuce)
1/4 cup ranch dressing, light
2-3 tsp. BBQ sauce

Directions:
Slice kielbasa in half, lengthwise, then cut kielbasa into 1/2 inch pieces. 


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the kielbasa until browned.

While the kielbasa is cooking, mix ranch dressing and BBQ sauce in a small bowl until combined.


Heat tortillas as directed (using microwave or stove top).

When kielbasa and tortillas are ready, assemble taco as desired using the above ingredients.



My taco assembly suggestion:
Lay tortilla(s) flat on plate.  In center of tortilla, place a handful of spring mix (or lettuce) then add a handful of cooked kielbasa. 


On top of that, sprinkle a handful of cheese.  On top of cheese, put a few slices of avocado and some diced tomato.  Then add a few spoonfuls of corn and black beans. 


 Top taco with a drizzle of the ranch and BBQ sauce mixture!



Ummmmmmmm WOW, these Texi-Cali tacos are absolutely delicious!  The smokey BBQ flavor of the kielbasa sausage goes so well in this light taco.  They are yum, just YUM.  #besttacosever

Grab a beer and enjoy! :)

Xo,
Janel





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