Picadillo Soft Tacos

Chipotle chile powder gives this taco filling a wonderful smoky flavor.


4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 341
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 27.3 g
Carbohydrate 42.4 g
Fiber 6.6 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 727 mg
Calcium 169 mg


1/2 cup frozen chopped onion
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
12 ounces ground turkey breast
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and turkey; cook for 4 minutes or until turkey is done, stirring to crumble. Stir in raisins, chile powder, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and tomatoes; simmer 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 2/3 cup turkey mixture onto each tortilla; top each tortilla with 1 tablespoon avocado, 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro; fold in half.

Karen Levin,

Cooking Light

June 2004
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