Three-Chili Turkey Tacos Recipe
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Three-Chili Turkey Tacos Recipe

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With a trio of chili sauce, green chilies and chili powder, these take "taco night" to a new level. —Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 taco shells, warmed
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 379 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the beer, chili sauce, chilies, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Spoon turkey mixture into taco shells; top with lettuce and cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Three-Chili Turkey Tacos in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p22

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meaganteal 221390
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"I loved these,but have to give less than five b/c my picky boys, and husband did not like it. Loved the flavors. made a taco salad with the leftovers the next day."

Cook_aholic 63141
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"I had to make a couple of changes because of the sodium content for our family but I really liked this recipe. It was quick and smart. I can't use any alcohol even in cooking so I just replaced the beer with unsalted veggie broth and chili sauce (store bought) has lots of sodium so I made a little of the same with no-salt tomato paste and Mrs. Dash no-salt chili mix, of course I omitted the salt in the recipe and used low-sodium Worcestershire. Nice part is I cooked quite a bit of ground turkey in the micro and after draining I put half in my freezer before adding seasoning to use for sloppy joes (low-sodium of course) next week."

Birdy3 161690
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"My family LOVES this recipe... even my 5 and 8 year old sons who are horribly picky. We don't change anything... just add lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa for toppings. Yum!"

2princesses2love 207713
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"These are amazing! They are the only tacos I make now. We make them a couple times a month. The leftovers are tasty too."

scrapo 75096
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"good! somewhat of a cross between sloppy joes & taco meat. we used pitas for the shells yum!"

jicook13 207712
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I do not like spicy foods, but I want out of the box and these were amazing. I will be making these again soon."

LilaH 157190
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"This taco filling is very tasty and would also be good on a bun."

Laura_Lee_GT 136594
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"You can't just eat 1 taco! This wonderful and easy recipe. The meat mixture freezes really well so you can warm it up on a busy weeknight. - Laura (Melrose Park, IL)"

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