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Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

I wanted to cut back on red meat, but my husband thinks ground turkey can be dry. I think the taco seasoning and jalapeno juice in this recipe give the turkey added flavor and moistness…and he agrees! —Lindsay Ludden, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon juice from pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 flour tortilla (10 inches), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


  • In a large skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, water, olives, taco seasoning and juice from jalapenos. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-7 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in tortilla pieces. Sprinkle with cheese and jalapeno. Remove from the heat and cover for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 496 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1502mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • PageRD
    Jun 17, 2020

    I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful this dish was. I substituted pinto beans and corn tortillas, since that is what I had on hand. It wasn't dry at all. I like that it only made two servings. It's perfect for a couple or for one person to have leftovers. This one is a keeper.

  • comiskeysmom
    May 16, 2020

    Luckily I checked and saw that this recipe only makes 2 servings. Easy fix though,,,,,just double the recipe! Eager to make this tonight!

  • stephanieann1983
    Sep 20, 2011

    This was amazing. Instead of cooking the tortilla bits in we just wrapped it up in them and it was incredible!