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Turkey Tacos

These turkey tacos make for a quick, easy, flavorful dinner option that can be customized to your tastes. They are made with seasoned ground turkey, black beans, onions, diced bell pepper and any other favorite taco topping all wrapped in warm corn tortillas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: DIET, DINNER, meat + chicken
Cuisine: gluten free, Mexican
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 12 soft corn tortillas I use Food for Life
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • Optional Toppings: lettuce, tomato, jalapeño, avocado, cheese, greek yogurt


  • Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.
  • Heat a medium sauté pan over a medium high heat and add olive oil. Once the oil has heated, add the turkey and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    raw ground turkey added to a skillet
  • Continuously stir the turkey until it has all broken down and is opaque on the outside.
    cooked ground turkey in a skillet
  • Add taco seasoning and water and stir until all the turkey is coated with the seasoning.
    taco seasoned ground turkey in a skillet
  • Stir in black beans, onions, and peppers. Cook for another 5 minutes until everything has heated through.
    ground turkey mixed with black beans, onion and peppers in a skillet
  • Scoop filling into your taco shell or tortilla and top with your favorite taco toppings (I love avocado, tomato and jalapeños!). Enjoy!
    turkey tacos served in corn tortillas and topped with diced tomato, avocado and jalapeños



Refrigerate any leftover taco meat in an airtight container or ziptop baggie. It keeps well for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg