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Healthy Turkey Taco Meat Recipe

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Homemade healthy tacos are filled with my go-to clean eating Mexican taco meat recipe and any other favorite toppings you love on your tacos. These healthy tacos make for an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy, even your pickiest eaters!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

SERVINGS: 7 (1/2 cup) servings


1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small Onion, finely chopped

2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeded and finely chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 pound Lean Ground Turkey or Chicken

2 teaspoons Chili Powder

1 teaspoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Garlic Salt

1 cup Tomato Sauce or Salsa, (or a combination of the two)

3 tablespoons Tomato Paste

6-7 Taco Shells or Tortillas



Sour Cream

Shredded Cheese

Diced Tomato

Shredded Lettuce



1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Add onion and jalapenos; cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.

3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside.

4. Add turkey to the same skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to break up turkey, for 8 to 10 minutes and until turkey is no longer pink.

5. Season with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt.

6. Add onion mixture, tomato sauce or salsa (or a combination of the two) and tomato paste. Mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring frequently for about 8 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

7. Serve in tortillas or taco shells with all of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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