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Smoked Turkey Tacos Recipe


  • 1 Bone-in Turkey Breast
  • 1/4 cup Mexican style seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 28 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 14oz chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

Jalapeño Lime Slaw Recipe

  • 1/2 head cabbage finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Combine the cabbage, cilantro, jalapeño, and green onion in a large bowl. In a separate bowl add the mayo, mustard, vinegar, oil, and tensing ingredients. Whisk to combine and pour over cabbage mixture. Toss to combine and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


  1. Remove excess moisture from Turkey by parting with paper towel. Spray skin with canola oil and season with Mexican style dry seasoning.
  2. Prepare smoker for indirect cooking at 225 degrees. I used pecan pellets in the Traeger but use your favorite wood for smoke flavor.
  3. Place the turkey breast on the smoker and cook for 1 hour low and slow. Increase the temperature to 300 degrees and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165 on a probe thermometer.
  4. Loosely cover the turkey with aluminum foil and rest at room temperature.
  5. In a large pot over medium heat add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and chopped yellow onion. 6. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion softens. Add minced garlic and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add oregano, cumin, and chopped chipotle peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then add fire roasted tomatoes, chicken broth, and salt.
  7. Bring the sauce to a simmer and reduce for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Pour the sauce into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  9. Shred the turkey breast into a cast iron pot, add the sauce and toss gently to cover.
  10. Place the cast iron pot on the smoker uncovered for 30 minutes. Wrap tortilla shells in aluminum foil and place on the smoker along side the turkey during the last 5 minutes.
  11. For serving lay out the tortilla shells and layer with the shredded turkey. Top with Jalapeño Lime slaw, cotija cheese, pickled red onion, or any of your favorite taco toppings.
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