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Tex-Mex Turkey Tacos

I normally don't care for ground turkey, but I love the Southwestern flair of this well-seasoned taco meat mixed with peppers, onions and black beans. It's sure to be a hit at your house, too. —Jodi Fleury of West Gardiner, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 24 taco shells
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the peppers, onion, carrots and garlic in oil for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the turkey, beans, salsa, chili powder and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Fill each taco shell with 1/3 cup turkey mixture. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 297 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 634mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 9g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.
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  • grandmascooking22
    Oct 9, 2018

    I felt the ground turkey was a little bland on its own . I added 1T of my homemade taco seasoning mix. Loved all the veggies.

  • kamydawn
    Apr 17, 2010

    My kids love these and they don't even notice all of the veggies!

  • mrsvalgal
    Feb 21, 2010

    I cooked the vegetables right along with the meat, cutting down the cooking time and the extra oil. They were plenty tender by the time the meat was no longer pink.This recipe makes a lot of taco filling! They made a perfect quick leftover meal.

  • fivefive5
    Aug 6, 2009

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    Aug 5, 2009

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  • KWhitehead
    Jan 22, 2009

    These are delicious, and they are so filling! I was skeptical of taco filling with all of the vegetables, but the filling is so flavorful that even my veggie-fearing husband loves them. :) We used a spicier salsa for extra flavor. Delicious!

  • ellenstoh
    May 31, 2007

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