The filling for this recipe can be stuffed into a burrito, as it is here, or spooned into crispy taco shells. Either way, it's delicious. When served with Spanish rice, it's an easy fun dinner.
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons bottled salsa
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook for 3 minutes or until onion and garlic are tender, stirring frequently. Add ground turkey breast, and cook mixture for 10 minutes or until the turkey is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in the water and the next 5 ingredients (water through chopped green chiles). Cover mixture and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Warm flour tortillas according to the package directions. Spoon 2 1/2 tablespoons Mexican blend cheese down the center of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup turkey mixture; roll up.
I make this with home made salsa which dials up the heat considerably. My only small complaint is ground turkey pretty much never comes in one pound packages. It's usually more like a pound and a third so I slightly increase all the other ingredients to compensate.
This was great ! Made it today, Followed a earlier review and reduced water, added more salsa ( i used Paul Newman's, really low sodium for a salsa ), but then you can always simmer the water out . I have to adjust a lot of recipes as my son is on dialysis, i.e. a really restricted diet. Used less salsa than a kidney friendly recipe that required low sodium tomato sauce ... and with more flavor....it's a keeper for sure !
our family loves any kind of mexican food. this recipe was a nice change from using ground beef. it had good flavor from the spices, though i would probably add more salsa and less water next time. my husband had the burritos, and the rest of us used the meat in taco salads. yum!
This was great! My husband and I enjoy a Mexican restaurant down the block from us and during dinner he made a comment about the burritos being better than from than restaurant.I used fresh oregano, ground white turkey meat and a chipotle salsa. We made our own guacamole and used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Looking forward to making these again.
Delicious! My whole family enjoyed these. The filling had such a great flavor and was a great way to use ground turkey. Would be good with shredded chicken too. I increased the chili pepper to 2 tsp and felt it had the right amount of heat for everyone in our family as I have a 2 yr old but my husband and I like spicy food. (we topped with salsa and tabasco to increase the heat on our individual burritos. I added baby spinach and used whole wheat tortillas. I served with black beans, spanish rice and homemade guacamole (rather than sour cream) with fresh chopped tomatoes. Delicious, easy and filling! Made great left overs too :)
This was everything it was rated to be, fast, easy and low cal. I used jalapenos instead of green chiles and pepperjack instead of the blend...added some nice fire to it. Served with black beans and green salad, perfect meal. My husband raved about it and went for seconds. This will go into our rotation of fast meals for sure.
Even my teenage boys like this one, and one of my favorites. I'll freeze a batch by the half cupfuls in baggies and pull them out as needed for a quick, hot homemade lunch. I serve this with non fat refried or black beans and Lo-Carb Tam-x-ico wheat tortillas. I'll try the added spinach next time as suggested by another user.
My husband says he wishes the recipe had more heat in it - more Mexican spice. I thought it was a great way to keep ground turkey moist, and to make your own "spice packet" if you have the spices on hand, instead of buying the 99-cent taco seasoning at the supermarket. I added some shredded lettuce to the burritos and thought they were quite tasty. For a guy who wanted to give this recipe 2 stars, my husband polished off 2 burritos post haste.
I love this recipe and will make it again and again. I used brown rice tortillas instead of flour and I didn't have the bottled peppers, so I just omitted them. Not only was it great for dinner, it was wonderful for lunch the next two days as well. Feels like comfort food - without the guilt. A true keeper.
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