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Spicy Turkey Tacos

So easy, so healthy and so good—I love these whenever I'm in the mood for a little Mexican food. With a hint of cinnamon, these tacos have an unusual blend of seasonings that's exotic and mouthwatering. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • Cubed avocado and additional salsa, optional


  • Heat taco shells according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in salsa and spices; heat through. Serve immediately, or cool before placing in a freezer container.
  • To serve, fill each taco shell with 1/3 cup turkey mixture. Serve with lettuce, cheese, sour cream and, if desired, optional ingredients.

  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers for up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve as directed.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 324 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • lmmanda
    Jul 19, 2014

    We really enjoyed these, the hint of cinnamon made them different.

  • mmbreen
    May 30, 2013

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  • pauline_milano
    Jan 21, 2013

    My family did not like this recipe at all. Would not make it again

  • Damica78
    Apr 17, 2012

    This is so good!!! I love it. My family wants me to make this again and again and we eat it with cumin rice with avocado.

  • Larissa84
    Apr 15, 2012

    I added 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and some salt also. I changed the sour cream for plain greek yogurt. Was really really good!

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Mar 29, 2012

    Needed alot more spices... too bland.

  • mathetes
    Feb 13, 2012

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  • kcc1108
    Feb 13, 2012

    This recipe, though tasty, is very sweet!

  • alliejoy
    Jan 30, 2012

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  • mjlouk
    Aug 30, 2010

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