A combination of lean ground beef and ultra-lean ground turkey breast makes a less-greasy filling. Bypass taco-seasoning packets in favor of making your own full-flavored filling. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place beef, turkey and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain off fat. Wipe out the pan. Return the meat to the pan and add tomatoes, cumin, ground chipotle (or chili powder) and oregano. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 6 minutes.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat just before serving.

Tip: Look for Rotel brand diced tomatoes with green chiles--original or mild, depending on your spice preference--and set the heat level with either ground chipotle chile (adds smoky heat) or chili powder (adds rich chili taste without extra spice).

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 252 mg sodium. 3 g carbohydrates; 14.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2018
I used the chipotle plus 1/2 tsp chili powder and added garlic powder and more cumin. It came out great. I like the combo of turkey and beef. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This meat was good nothing to exciting. I suggest adding some salt but add to taste. Also not very spicy so if you are expecting spice add something to make it that way Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Altered recipe with ingredients I had on hand...using 16oz. of beef and 3/4 cup of ready-made salsa sauce (medium heat) instead of the canned tomatoes. Tossed the meat mixture on lime taco chips which were sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese (placed on cookie sheet). Baked in oven (375 degrees) until cheese was melted. Served with guacamole and a tossed salad. My husband loved the flavors. Yum! Love having a recipe for a taco sauce (used chili powder). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It's very good! I would definitely recommend it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fan-freaking-tastic! I used ground bison instead of the beef/turkey mix and pico de gallo instead of Rotel. I also added a little cayenne and garlic powder. My husband and I gobbled them up. I will definitely make this again...well I'll make EatingWell tacos again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was fantastic. I can't handle a lot of spice... but this perfect a little bit of heat and lots of flavor even with the turkey. I used this in a taco salad with chips lettuce this taco meat some fresh tomatoes and instead of using sour cream or cheese I just cut up an avacado to add some creamy-ness to top it off. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
It was good nothing AH-MAZING but good enough for my husband to stop eating and say "Hmm. This is good." Great go to recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Amazing! This is really yummy taco meat. I make it with all ground turkey because I don't eat beef. My husband LOVES it and my children like it also. It is a regular in my home. Read More