I have to give credit to a new trainer at our gym, Dalford, for letting me borrow the cookbook in which i received inspiration from for this recipe!  In the book, i believe the recipe was titled Bison and Sweet Potato Tacos.  I wrote down the majority of the ingredients, but didn't write down any specific amounts, because as you should know by now, I believe cooking is a very personal thing and you need to learn how to prepare most dishes according to your own personal palate profile!  Instead of bison, I used venison, because I get a good deal of ground venison for free from my boss and some of my friends and clients.  Here is what I did...

1/2 pound ground venison (bison, beef, turkey, chicken...they all work!  you could also do all veggies!)
1/2 onion, small dice
1/2 pound sweet potato, peeled and medium dice
1 medium red bell pepper, medium dice
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp salt
pepper
1 tsp brown sugar
Juice from 1 lime
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 cup plain kefir (or fat-free sour cream)
6 hard corn taco shells or soft tortillas

First, brown up the ground meat along with the onion in a large skillet over medium heat.  Once meat is cooked thoroughly and onion is soft, remove from pan and allow to drain on a paper-towel covered plate.  Place skillet back on heat and add sweet potato and red pepper (may need to add a little oil depending on how much fat was in your meat) and cook until tender and slightly browned, about 10 minutes.  Add meat back to pan with veggies.  Combine all spices in bowl (cumin - brown sugar) and sprinkle over meat and veggies.  To make it easier, you could buy a pre-made spice mixture instead!  Squeeze in lime and toss around to coat everything with spices.  Add water and stir again and cook for 3-5 minutes until most of the water is absorbed.  Combine kefir and cilantro in bowl.  Toast or heat up shells/tortillas and fill with mixture and top with cilantro sauce.  I broke my taco shells in half and topped them with the filling for an open-faced taco! 




I had a very nice Thanksgiving with the fam.  Hope you did as well :)  Each year gets better and better in terms of how much I stuff in my belly!  This year, I felt very comfortable after my meal.  I had one big plate of food, didn't go back for seconds, and I waited a couple hours before having any dessert.  It is nice to not feel like a total blob for the rest of the day.  My Brussels turned out well and everything else was amazing.