Tuesday, September 18

turkey tacos for dummies

i love to cook and bake (especially bake...), but sometimes, after a long work day, it's hard to find enjoyment in spending two more hours cooking and cleaning in the kitchen.  i've been trying to find recipes that require minimal time in the kitchen while still making home-made and healthy meals.
today, i would like to share one of my favorite week day meals with you.
black bean turkey tacos

one pound of ground turkey breast
olive oil
taco seasoning
one yellow onion
two bell peppers (i used red, but yellow or orange are yummy options as well!)
one can of black beans

[one] gather your ingredients
(always a bub-hub required first step)

[two] chop and dice your onion and peppers

[three] in a skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil in the pan, about a tablespoon or so.  when the oil is hot, add your onion and peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes.  next, add in the turkey meat and generously sprinkle with taco seasoning.  once the meat is cooked through, you can stir in the black beans.  keep stirring until everything is warmed through.

[four] get your toppings ready! i like to add guacamole and lots of salsa to mine.  right now, our favorite salsa is the central market "green chile salsa roja".
a.k.a. the bomb[dot]com.

[five] assemble your tacos! you can use tortillas, taco shells, or use lettuce to make taco salad.

[six] fill your tummy and clean your plate! :)

this is super easy to make and is one of our go-to meals. we probably have some variety of this once a week. it is full of lean protein and nutritious veggies and it's easy to change it up so there's no risk of burn out! it also freezes really well, so it's great to make a big batch, and split it up for a quick dinner during a busy work week.
enjoy! :)


  1. Is it too early to crave tacos? Those look amazing!

  2. Hmmm these may find my dinner plate tonight!



  3. AHHH YUMMY!!!
    I LOVE that kind of ground turkey btw. :)
    I've made these a few times before (almost exactly how you made them) and they are SO easy and so tasty, and clean up is a breeze!

  4. YUM! This past weekend I took chicken threw it in my crock pot with a brick of cream cheese a can of corn drained a can of black beans rainsed and drained and a can of mild rotel threw in some xtra seasoining like taco and other spices let it cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 on low. took the chicken out shreaded it and served over rice. Then lastnight I took the left overs and put it in a tortilla and made enchalads with some avocado! YUM YUM YUM!

  5. That looks so yummy! We will definitely have to try that. I love turkey and tacos!

  6. Yummy! I love me some tacos - and hubby would love the extra lean protein ;)

  7. Yum!! A few years back my family switched over to turkey instead of beef for most recipes, and now I can't even think of eating ground beef anymore, unless it's a delicious burger. Turkey is so much juicier and healthier!

  8. It looks tasty and healthy, I love that! I'll have to put this on the menu!

  9. I love easy weekday recipes! And this one looks super yummy :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. sooooo nummy & easy, cannnot wait to make these:)

  11. Very healthy and yummy!! I love slow cooker recipes you can throw in before leaving for work then enjoy when you return! New follower. :)

  12. We love tacos around our house!! We will def. need to try that hot sauce! Also, a timesaving tip I've found it buying bags of frozen onion & bell peppers! They taste great, you don't have to take time chopping and you can use any amount you need!

  13. Bought the hot sauce you recommended and had it tonight! SO GOOD!! Thank you!!


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