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Turkey Tacos

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Ready In: 45 minutes
Serves: 8
Gluten-freeLow Added Sugar

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

Measuring spoons
Can opener
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large skillet
Vegetable peeler
Spatula or spoon


Serves 8
1 Carrot or 1 Sweet Potato or 1 Zucchini
1/4 head Lettuce
2 Tomatoes large
1 ounce Cheddar Cheese low-fat
15 ounces Pinto Beans low-sodium
of Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 pound Turkey Lean ground
15 ounces Tomatoes canned chopped or crushed, no salt added
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Oregano Dried
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper Ground
16 Taco Shells


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's 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 Facts

Serving Size 2.00 taco

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 g13%
Saturated Fat 3 g15%
Sodium 500 mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 28 g10%
Dietary Fiber 5 g18%
Protein 22 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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