Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling

chipotle-turkey-taco-filling Photo: Romulo Yanes


  • 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.

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  • Calorie-cutting trick: Cover the onion so it caramelizes with less fat.
  • Yield: Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 185
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 20g
Carbohydrate per serving: 7g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 68mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 419mg
Calcium per serving: 44mg

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