Ground Turkey Taco Meat


Your ground turkey tacos will have amazing flavor and fewer calories because of the ground turkey! It is a little spicy, but our family enjoys it this way. Because it has so much flavor, you cannot even tell it's not ground beef. It tastes great in tacos or as a topping for baked potatoes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 12 ounces ground turkey

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne in a small bowl.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in spice mixture and water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in cider vinegar and brown sugar; simmer until flavors combine, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 403mg 9%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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