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Turkey Tacos Recipe

A great alternative to your normal everyday beef tacos is turkey tacos. Now I know I am about to make a bold statement but these might just be the best turkey tacos ever. You can forget any store-bought taco seasoning fix after you try this recipe because you won’t go back. The meat mixture consists of jalapeño peppers, onions garlic and various spices. Other ingredients such as chicken broth, canned tomatoes, and cilantro are added to the meat mixture as well. I know, sounds good right? Well, it is! For the toppings you can add whatever you want, some good choices are Monterey jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocados. For the shells, you can use flour or corn tortillas but I went with hard shell this time around. This is very easy to make and almost sure to please taco fans. Enjoy.


(Makes 4 Servings)

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Turkey Tacos Recipe

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  • ¾ lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (seeded, and minced)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¾ cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 12 (5 inches) corn tortillas (or taco shells)
  • Toppings-
  • romaine lettuce (thinly sliced)
  • Tomatoes (diced)
  • 12 avocados (diced)
  • Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • Sour cream



  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat add oil, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stirring until the vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. Increase heat to medium-high, add tomatoes and boil for 2 minutes. Add turkey and chicken broth bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the turkey is cooked through and the mixture thickens (about 12 minutes).
  3. Add cilantro and stir.
  4. Makeup tacos with the various toppings.
  • Author: Bobby
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Thursday 6th of December 2012

I've made these several times now and I won't go back! I change it up from time to time just a little. I will use canned tomatoes with green chilis or add a can of pinto beans and up the spices accordingly. Sometimes I add a little oregano. This is the only way I make tacos anymore. I have always HATED the packaged taco seasoning and the high sodium in it. This is awesome..thank you for the great recipe!


Wednesday 19th of October 2011

I loved them but made them go a little bit further by adding some refried beans


Thursday 29th of July 2010

All I can say is fab Bobby! Those were some tasty tacos I just made :). The only thing I did different was a I added a little less than two tbs oil and I used soft corn tortillas. I never knew I would like turkey tacos so much.


Tuesday 9th of March 2010

Btw Bobby I made this recipe the same night I made that post, they turned out well, looks like I was correct on the onion, I used a medium onion but I mixed the cilantro in with the vegetable mixture when cooking them. Still turned out great though!


Monday 8th of March 2010

Kent - I have fixed the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.