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Turkey Tacos

This meat mixture also makes a great topping for baked tortilla chips with reduced fat cheese for nachos. Top them with the lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and Greek yogurt for a great party snack.

This Recipe Serves 8

Serving Size: 1 Taco

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • Cooking spray plus 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey (93% lean, sometimes written 93/7)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (1 oz)
  • 1 15-ounce can no added salt petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can fat-free or vegetarian refried beans
  • 8 corn tortillas (about 6” diameter)
  • 2 cups iceburg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • ½ cup non-fat Greek style plain yogurt
  • 2 limes, quartered


  1. Add the cooking spray and olive oil to a large sauté pan over high heat.
  2. Sauté the turkey until just cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add the taco seasoning packet and the canned tomatoes with the juice. The seasoning packet says to add water but use the juice from the tomatoes instead. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for three minutes, then stir in the refried beans until incorporated.
  5. Build the tacos with 1/3 cup of meat and bean mixture and top with lettuce, tomato, a sprinkling of cilantro, 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt and a lime wedge on the side.

    Make it Gluten-Free: Verify that the seasoning packet, refried beans, and tortillas you are using are gluten-free and then this dish can be gluten-free.

    Nutrition information:
    225 Calories; 25 g Carbohydrate; 18 g Protein; 7 g Fat; 1.5 g Saturated Fat; 45 mg Cholesterol; 570 mg Sodium; 5 g Dietary Fiber