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Skinny Turkey Taco Peppers

Taco Tuesday Just Got Healthier!
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Course: The Main Event
Cuisine: Dinner
Keyword: clean eating, dinner, healthy dinner, healthy tacos, lean dinner, quick dinner, skillet dinner, taco Tuesday, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • 1 Lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 /2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1/2 cup brown rice or quinoa
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 8 oz water may need more depending how how fast your rice/quinoa cooks in the liquid
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • cilantro
  • shredded cheese for topping if you'd like!


  • Heat up olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high then add your turkey & brown
  • Add salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, and garlic. Stir to combine
  • Add corn, black beans, and rice/quinoa, tomato sauce, salsa, and water
  • Heat through until mixture is bubbling then turn heat to medium-low and simmer until rice or quinioa is cooked!
  • Serve up in a bowl topped with cilantro and cheese or stuff in a roasted bell pepper!


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.2g | Protein: 29.8g | Fat: 12.6g