Meaty Monday: Taco Spiced Turkey

Meaty Monday: Taco Spiced Turkey

I was sick a while back and really craving hot comfort food – a soup or a crockpot meal really sounded tasty. However, of course I waited until mid afternoon to think about what to make for supper and was therefore limited in my choices. Hello, Google.

I found a recipe for the one large hunk of meat I knew I had in my freezer: a 2-pound turkey breast that I hadn’t used during Thanksgiving. I had no idea how special my taste buds would feel after this meal! It was so simple to prepare and super delicious. The Ninja is stingy with his “this is delicious” compliments so when I get one, I put that recipe on a pedestal. This one will be in my rotation much more often.

Taco Spiced Turkey

1 pkg taco seasoning
1/4 c. honey
2 T butter, melted
1 turkey breast half (~2 lbs)
1 can chicken broth

1. Stir taco seasoning mix and honey into the melted butter. Rub under and over the skin of the turkey breast.
2. Pour chicken broth into crockpot and place turkey in cooker.
3. Cook on high 2-2 1/2 hours on high or 5 hours on low – make sure to cook to 165F! Let stand for 10 minutes.

I served ours with white rice and pepper strips but a Spanish-style rice would probably be great as well!

* Important note: I used a frozen turkey breast but you could use a thawed one as well. Also, if you wish to let the turkey marinate with the rub, you can set it in the fridge for a few hours on a foil-lined sheet before putting it in the crockpot, however I was short on time so I chose to go straight to the pot.

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Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~