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Three-Chili Turkey Tacos

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


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 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.
  • Spoon turkey mixture into taco shells; top with lettuce and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 379 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Dec 11, 2016

    The few leftovers we had were gobbled up quickly, which indicates it was a hit. The flavor had a touch of sweetness to it, which is nice if you are wanting something a bit different than normal tacos.

  • meaganteal
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 12, 2012

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

  • jicook13
    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
    May 29, 2011

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

  • Laura_Lee_GT
    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)

  • badkitty1116
    Mar 5, 2011

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