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Puffy Tacos

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Puffy Tacos 1x


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 8 small flour tortilla shells
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano, ground
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • cheese, sour cream, shredded cabbage, lime, jalapeno, tomatoes, to garnish


  1. Mix seasoning blend and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat add about 3 tablespoons of cooking oil.
  3. Add onion and saute about 4 minutes, season with 1 tablespoon of spice blend.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  5. Add ground turkey, break up turkey while browning, season with spice blend and mix well.
  6. Cook turkey about 12 minutes, reduce heat and simmer while you prepare the puffy shells.

For the Puffy Shells:

  1. Heat cooking oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add shell to pan and using tongs are a spatula, place in the middle to form an indent in the shell while it cooks.
  3. Cook shell about 1-2 minutes per side are until golden.
  4. Remove shell and drain on napkin.
  5. Assemble puffy tacos by topping with meat and condiments.
  6. Serve immediately.