Turkey Taco Skillet

This delicious Taco Skillet is a healthy one pot meal recipe that comes together in a pinch.   It makes the best turkey tacos and taco bowls!

This Taco Skillet is made with ground turkey, beans, corn and salsa and makes the best turkey tacos, turkey taco bowls and turkey taco dip

GROUND TURKEY TACO RECIPE

This easy ground turkey taco recipe combines ground turkey, canned beans, corn, onion, garlic, tomato and salsa. It’s quick and easy to make and has a delicious combination of flavors.

This Taco Skillet is made with ground turkey, beans, corn and salsa and makes the best turkey tacos, turkey taco bowls and turkey taco dip

TACO SKILLET RECIPE

This taco skillet recipe has a delicious blend of ingredients that makes the best turkey tacos and taco bowls.

  •  1 pound ground turkey
  •  1 yellow onion, chopped
  •  2 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1 large tomato, chopped
  •  1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  •  1 teaspoon ground coriander
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  •  1/4 cup frozen corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  •  1 14 ounce can vegetarian refried beans (Amy’s)
  •  1/3 cup mild salsa (Hatch)
  •  1 small can sliced black olives

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST TURKEY TACOS

This taco skillet comes together in about 30 minutes start-to-finish.  Stuff this ground turkey taco meat inside tortillas for the best ground turkey tacos!

  1.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion
    and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  2.  Add chopped tomatoes and cook another minute.
  3. Add seasoning and stir until combined.
  4. Add ground turkey and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until no
    longer pink.
  5. Add beans and salsa and stir until combined.
  6. Add corn and black olives.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 -7 minutes until
    heated through.
  8. Add a few tablespoons chicken broth or water if it loses its
    moisture.
  9. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

VARIATIONS

  • Add black beans or Pinto Beans or these Borracho Beans instead of refried beans
  • Add a can of Hatch green chiles
  • Add a can of tomatoes with green chilis instead of tomato and salsa
  • Add bell pepper or red pepper
  • Use ground chicken instead of ground turkey
  • Make it vegan and add more beans and omit the meat altogether

This Taco Skillet is made with ground turkey, beans, corn and salsa and makes the best turkey tacos, turkey taco bowls and turkey taco dip

HOW TO SERVE THIS TACO SKILLET

  • Turkey Tacos – Stuffed inside tortilla shells with cheese, lettuce and pico
  • Ground Turkey Taco Bowl – Served in bowls topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, chopped onion and cilantro (similar to this Chicken Picadillo Bowl)
  • Taco Dip with Meat –  This makes an easy taco dip topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and olives and served with tortilla chips
  • Turkey Taco Salad – Served as a salad with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado lightly tossed in this Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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This Taco Skillet is made with ground turkey, beans, corn and salsa and makes the best turkey tacos, turkey taco bowls and turkey taco dip

 

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Taco Skillet

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 14 ounce can vegetarian refried beans (Amy's)
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa (Hatch)
  • 1 small can sliced black olives

Instructions

    1.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion
      and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
    2.  Add chopped tomatoes and cook another minute.
    3. Add seasoning and stir until combined.
    4. Add ground turkey and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until no
      longer pink.
    5. Add beans and salsa and stir until combined.
    6. Add corn and black olives.
    7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 -7 minutes until
      heated through.
    8. Add a few tablespoons chicken broth or water if it loses its
      moisture.
    9. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

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