Extra Crunchy Turkey Black Bean Tacos
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This is my go-to turkey taco recipe! It’s flavorful, loaded with protein and can easily serve a crowd. Pop them in the oven and bake them for melty cheese and extra crunch.
Yield: 5-6 servings
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika (or regular)
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • ½ c. tomato sauce
  • ½ c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 c. low-sodium refried black beans
  • 1 c. rinsed low-sodium black beans
  • 10-12 taco shells
  • 1½ c. grated cheddar, pepper jack or moneterey jack cheese (or a blend)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Optional garnishes:
  • Sliced green onion
  • Pico de gallo
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9x13-inch rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or foil; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot add the onion, sauté until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and seasonings. Continue to sauté until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the turkey and cook until until it begins to brown, breaking it apart into small chunks with a spatula or wooden spoon. When the meat is cooked throughout, pour in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, and apple cider vinegar. Simmer until about half of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in refried black beans and 1 cup whole black beans. Remove from the heat.
  4. Spoon about ⅓ cup turkey-black bean mixture into each taco shell and place in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons shredded cheese and a few slices of green onion.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and serve tacos with your favorite toppings.
-Ditch the taco shells for lettuce wraps!

Recipe source: Life Made Simple
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/turkey-black-bean-tacos/