Southwest Turkey Tacos

These Southwest Turkey Tacos are a true family favorite—and when you discover how easy they are to make, you’ll love them even more. The dish’s bright Tex-Mex flavor comes from a clever shortcut: adding salsa right to the slow cooker, along with ground turkey, beans and corn. A dash of chili powder gives them some extra zip. When the slow cooker has finished doing all the work for you, scoop the filling into Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells, top with fresh lettuce and cilantro, and enjoy!
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 6 Hours 20 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (20 oz) extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 24 shells from 1 box (17.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (36 Count)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 12-inch skillet, place turkey and onion; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink.
  2. Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix turkey mixture, salsa, beans, corn and chili powder.
  3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  4. To serve, heat taco shells in oven as directed on boxes. Stir cilantro into turkey mixture. Spoon about 1/4 cup mixture into each warm taco shell; top with lettuce and tomatoes.

Expert Tips

  • This taco mixture is also delicious served over rice and topped with chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Top with fat-free sour cream, if desired.
  • Want to add a little heat? Serve with hot sauce, Sriracha or Old El Paso™ Hot Jalapeño Slices.
  • Set out a spread of toppings and finishes like sour cream, salsa, guacamole, limes, sliced jalapeños and more to let each person make their perfect turkey taco combo.


  • 1 Serving Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 70);  Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 2g ,Trans Fat 1 1/2g);  Cholesterol 30mg;  Sodium 750mg;  Potassium 410mg;  Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 5g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 15g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%;  Vitamin C 10%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 1/2 Lean Meat;  1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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