Baked Turkey Tacos with Black Beans
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Baked Turkey Tacos with Black Beans - a tasty family meal that's ready in just 30 minutes. Serve with custom toppings these are great for Taco Tuesday!
Recipe type: Dinner, 30 Minute Meal
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 10-12 Crunchy Tacos
For the Taco filling
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Ro*Tel, undrained
For the tacos
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Taco shells
  • Prepared taco filling
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup pepper jack cheese
Topping Options
  • chopped lettuce
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • taco sauce / hot sauce
  • guacamole
  • green onions
  • jalapenos
  • chopped cilantro
  1. Begin by preheating the over to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil.
  3. Once the oil has warmed and is shimmery at the surface, add the onions and sauté for a minute or so before adding the garlic.
  4. Once the onions are slightly transparent and fragrant, add the ground turkey.
  5. Carefully break up the ground meat and brown, stirring every so often as the meat continues to brown.
  6. Once the meat is about 90% cooked through, add the lime juice and all of the seasonings.
  7. Stir everything together thoroughly, and make sure it is cooked all the way through.
  8. Add in the beans and the Ro*Tel, then continue to cook through for another two minutes or so.
  9. This entire process will take about 7-9 minutes total.
  10. Once the filling is done, remove from heat.
  11. Spray a large glass dish with non-stick cooking spray, then carefully place the taco shells in the dish.
  12. Fill each taco with about 2 tablespoons of the meat filling, then top it with about 1½ tablespoons of cheese.
  13. Bake in the preheated at 400 degrees for 9-12 minutes, when the tacos are done they will have a slightly more golden tone to them and the cheese will be melted.
  14. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  15. Add your favorite taco toppings, serve and enjoy!
*Total Nutritional info does not take into account the optional toppings. Only the taco shells, filling, and cheese.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tacos Calories: 424 Fat: 21 g Saturated fat: 5.3 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sugar: 3.6 g Sodium: 999.9 mg Fiber: 6.9 g Protein: 23.9 g Cholesterol: 18.3 mg
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at