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Healthy Ground Turkey Tacos made with a no-salt-added homemade seasoning. Smoky with a hint of cinnamon and turkey meat that stays moist and flavorful.
Healthy Ground Turkey Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These Healthy Ground Turkey Tacos are made with a no-salt-added homemade seasoning. Smoky, but not spicy, with a hint of cinnamon.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 91 kcal
  • olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon smoked spanish paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • juice of half a lime
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium flame.

  2. Add onion and sauté, stirring often, until softened. Around 4 to 5 minutes.

  3. Add turkey meat. Increase heat slightly and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until it's barely pink.

  4. Add garlic through coriander and cook, stirring often, until spices are well combined with the meat and most of the liquid is evaporated.

  5. Add chipotle and tomato sauce. Lower heat and simmer about 10 minutes allowing flavors to come together. Add lime juice just before you take it off the heat.

  6. Serve with tortillas (flour or corn.) Suggested toppings include shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, black olives and greek yogurt. Chopped cilantro to garnish.

Recipe Notes
  • Spiced as is, the meat will have a nice smoky flavor but very little heat. Increase chipotles if you desire more of a kick.
  • These clock in at about 91 calories per taco but varies according to ingredients and serving size.