My mom's beef tacos get a makeover with ground turkey. These are much healthier, easier, and faster because there is no grease to contend with and I think they just taste better.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, water, green chile peppers, onion, taco seasoning, and garlic; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

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  • Spoon turkey mixture over tortillas. Top with lettuce, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, and sliced olives.

Cook's Note:

Substitute fried or warmed flour tortillas for the corn tortillas if desired.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 95.9mg; sodium 1033.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2017
I always cook my garlic and onions first for five minutes before adding the ground turkey. Also, omit the water and turn the heat down to low after adding the chilis and tomato sauce. The mixture will thicken and you will cut half your simmering time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2017
Why use flour tortillas when corn tastes ever so much better? Flour ones always taste like raw flour. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2017
I always cook my garlic and onions first for five minutes before adding the ground turkey. Also, omit the water and turn the heat down to low after adding the chilis and tomato sauce. The mixture will thicken and you will cut half your simmering time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2017
I substituted 6 oz tomato paste and an empty can of water instead of the tomato sauce and 8 oz water and it made all the difference. So tasty and a nice thick consistency for less messy and more flavorful tacos! MontereyJack cheese is great with the turkey too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2017
Great tasting tacos. You won't miss the fat. I added a tbsp of cornstarch because it never thickened and I needed to use corn taco shells. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2017
Why use flour tortillas when corn tastes ever so much better? Flour ones always taste like raw flour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2017
Subbed salsa for the tomato's for hubby's sake and these were good! The only reason I am giving this a 4 star instead of a 5 is because the sauce didn't thicken enough to call this a taco. It was a burrito but a fine burrito at that. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2018
Made with 6 oz tomato paste and filled can with water instead of 8oz. of water Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2017
These tacos are great. I have already been making tacos with ground turkey for a couple years. The ground turkey has a lot less grease and when cooked in the taco seasoning, just melts in your mouth. It is so delicious. Cilantro gives it a nice kick. You could probably add some lime to it also to change up the flavor if you want to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2018
Awesome recipe. Made it the first 2 time as written, 3rd time I omitted the green chiles (boyfriend's preference) and used chicken broth instead of water. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2017
I have to agree with everyone else this doesn't get thick enough. But I add only 1/8 cup of water to it and let it cook down. The flavors come together nicely if you just let it simmer a little longer. We always use turkey in place of beef for all our so called beef dishes. Most people don't even notice it's turkey. A big plus and I think it's healthier. Read More
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