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Simple Turkey Tacos

This may be one of the lightest and fasted meals you will make, Simple Turkey Tacos. It’s healthy too! Love that.

We are not big ground meat fans at my house. In fact, other than for things like lasagna, spaghetti etc my husband would rather just not buy it. So, if you ever see a recipe posted with ground meat you know we thought it was good and worth it since we hardly ever eat it. It may not seem like it’s very yummy based on how simple it is and how lame the picture is, but let me tell you, it is!  It actually has great flavor and I love feeling satisfied, not stuffed after a meal. The lime in the corn is also so good. It brightens up the whole taco. Feel free to squirt a little extra on the whole dish at the end, it wont be too much, I promise!

Are Corn Tortillas Gluten-Free?

Corn tortillas are typically made with a special type of corn flour.

If corn tortillas have not been contaminated by processing with wheat products, corn tortillas are completely gluten free.

What Is Queso Fresco?

Queso Fresco is a creamy, soft, and mild unaged white cheese.

It is used in Latin American cuisine.

What Kind Of Cheese Could You Substitute For Queso Fresco?

Feta cheese is an excellent substitute for queso fresco because it has the same firm texture that can be crumbled over food.

Ricotta, dry curd cottage cheese, or queso blanco cheese can also be used.

Simple Turkey Tacos

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Simple Turkey Tacos

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
This may be one of the lightest and fasted meals you will make, Simple Turkey Tacos. It's healthy too! Love that.


  • Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey Lean
  • 1 Can Black Beans Low Sodium, drained
  • 1 Can Sweet Corn drained
  • 1 6 oz Tomatillo Salsa Fresh, found by mexican cheeses or produce section (you could make your own with fresh tomatillos, cilantro,
  • onion and salt)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Queso Fresco
  • Avocado


  • Cook the turkey in a pan over medium heat until almost cooked through.
  • Add container of tomatillo salsa and cook for 1-2 min.
  • In a separate pan add corn and tomatoes with a little salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat until the tomatoes start to break down.
  • Add lime juice and cook for an additional minute.
  • Toss corn, black beans,and tomatoes in with the meat and cook for 2 min.
  • Warm up tortillas (if you have a gas stove we prefer to turn the flame on low and heat them up over the flame) and pile all of the toppings on!


refrigerate left overs
Nutrition Facts
Simple Turkey Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 636mg18%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 577IU12%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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