Turkey Taco Bowl

Turkey Taco Bowl

Turkey taco filling made in the slow cooker makes this a no-fuss, family-friendly meal. Tweet this Take it up a notch by broiling the filling in a bell pepper half topped with cheese or rolling it into tortillas for easy enchiladas.


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Developed by Caroline Sullivan, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Ingredients
Spice Mix

  • [4 grams] 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • [6 grams] 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • [2 grams] 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • [<1 gram] 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • [2 grams] ½ teaspoon sea salt

Turkey Filling

  • [680 grams] 1½ pounds turkey breast cutlets
  • [280 grams] 1 (15¼-ounce) can no-salt-added corn, drained and rinsed
  • [390 grams] 1 (14½-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • [260 grams] 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • [500 grams] 2¼ cups (530 milliliters) water, divided
  • [280 grams] 1½ cups dry brown rice

Taco Toppings

  • [250 grams] 1¾ cups tomatoes, chopped
  • [140 grams] 1 cup (about 1 large) avocado, chopped
  • [60 grams] ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • [180 grams] ½ cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano and sea salt. Place turkey in a single layer in slow cooker vessel.
  2. Sprinkle spice mix on top of turkey. Layer corn, diced tomatoes and black beans on top of turkey. Pour 1½ cups water on top of turkey and vegetables. Cook in slow cooker on high for 3 hours.
  3. Add brown rice and remaining ¾ cup water. Stir to mix ingredients. Cook on low for 2 hours.
  4. Before serving, mix filling with a fork, breaking cooked turkey into small pieces. Serve as a taco bowl with tomato, avocado, cheese and Greek yogurt. Serves 7.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1½ cups (380 grams)

CALORIES 428; TOTAL FAT 8g; SAT. FAT 2g; CHOL. 49mg; SODIUM 360mg; CARB. 53g; FIBER 9g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 37g; POTASSIUM N/A; PHOSPHORUS N/A

Note: Nutrition information for potassium and phosphorus in ground cumin, sea salt and turkey breast cutlet not available.

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Caroline Sullivan, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, is a sports dietitian based in College Station, Texas. Connect with her on Twitter.