Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling

Photo: Romulo Yanes


Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 185
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 419 mg
Calcium 44 mg


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, plus leaves for garnish
2 1.3-lb. packages ground turkey
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
3 cups canned no-salt-added chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper


1. In a large skillet, warm oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to color, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in cumin and oregano.

2. Add turkey; raise heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until cooked through and most of liquid evaporates, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in chiles, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until some of liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Garnish with oregano leaves.