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Ground Turkey Tacos

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 122kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon beef better than bouillon paste

For Serving

  • tortillas or taco shells
  • lettuce or shredded cabbage
  • shredded cheese
  • salsa
  • guacamole or avocado slices
  • sour cream or plain Greek yogurt


  • Heat a large skillet over medium/high and add olive oil.
  • Add ground turkey, garlic and spices. Using a wooden spoon or meat chopper, break up the turkey until it is in small pieces. Continue to cook until it is mostly browned. This should take about 6 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and add the salsa verde, water, and better than bouillon paste. Stir to combine and simmer for 3-4 more minutes or until cooked through and the liquid has mostly absorbed. Remove from heat.
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings: tortillas or taco shells, lettuce, cabbage, shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, diced tomatoes, and sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. Enjoy!


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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