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Three-Chili Turkey Tacos Recipe

Three-Chili Turkey Tacos Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 1196484 257960
Reviewed 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 User ID: 814898 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 User ID: 797539 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 User ID: 6045919 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 User ID: 652335 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 User ID: 2908723 75096
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

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

jicook13 User ID: 5843439 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 User ID: 1485048 157190
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

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

Laura_Lee_GT User ID: 5890472 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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