Turkey Tacos

Adapted from eatfresh.org

Turkey Tacos.

SERVES: 8 (serving size = 2 tacos)
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes


  • 1 carrot, or 1 zucchini, or 1 sweet potato (rinsed)
  • ¼ head of lettuce, rinsed
  • 2 large tomatoes, rinsed, cored, and chopped
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1pound lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1 can (15-oz.) Pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15-oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP Chili powder
  • 1 tsp each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper + ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • 16 taco shells
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Peel and grate carrot, sweet potato, or grate zucchini.  Squeeze dry with paper towels.  Shred lettuce.
  2. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray.  Brown ground meat on medium heat.  Drain excess fat.
  3. Add grated vegetables, beans, diced tomatoes, and spices.  Stir well.  Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until thickened, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Add 2 TBSP of the meat mixture to each taco shell.  Top each with 1 TBSP lettuce, and 1 TBSP fresh tomatoes.  Divide shredded cheese among tacos.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings: sour cream, salsa, low-fat yogurt, hot sauce, and veggies.

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