Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos
Budget-friendly recipe
45 mins.

The next time you make tacos, use ground turkey instead of ground beef. This recipe is sure to please your family!

What You'll Need

  • Box grater
  • Can opener
  • Colander
  • Cutting board
  • Large skillet
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sharp knife
  • Vegetable peeler


  1. Rinse, peel, and grate carrot, sweet potato, or zucchini (if using zucchini, grate but do not peel) Squeeze dry with paper towels.
  2. Rinse and shred lettuce. Rinse, core, and chop tomatoes.
  3. Grate cheese.
  4. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  5. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey and brown.
  6. Add grated veggies, beans, canned tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir well.
  7. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons cooked meat mixture to each taco shell. Top each with 1 tablespoon shredded lettuce, and 1 tablespoon fresh tomatoes.
  9. Top tacos with any of your favorite veggies, hot sauce, salsa, low-fat sour cream, or low-fat plain yogurt

Chef Tips

  • Use any type of cooked beans you like.

  • Make soft tacos using corn or whole wheat tortillas, or serve over brown rice or Confetti Pepper Cornbread.

  • For more meat, add minced hot peppers to sauce in step 6.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
Total calories:
Total fat:
10 g
Saturated fat:
3 g
28 g
22 g
5 g
500 mg
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