Southwest Turkey Tacos

Southwest Turkey Tacos

Lean ground turkey, veggies and savory salsa meld in the slow cooker to make this deliciously easy taco filling.
  • Total Time 6 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Prep Time 20 Minutes
  • Servings 12
  • Ingredients 12


  • 1 package (20 oz) extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky 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
  • 2 boxes (4.6 oz each) Old El Paso™ taco shells (24 shells total)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)


Step 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.

Step 2 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix turkey mixture, salsa, beans, corn and chili powder.

Step 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.

Step 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.


Calories250(Calories from Fat70),Total Fat8g(Saturated Fat2g,Trans Fat1 1/2g),Cholesterol30mgSodium750mgTotal Carbohydrate30g(Dietary Fiber5g Sugars4g),Protein15g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C10%;Calcium6%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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.