Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos may not be your first inclination on taco nights, but they should be! Turkey gets a bad wrap, but it’s lean, rather cheap, and can be more than flavorful with just the right ingredients.

What Tacos Work Best?

Any flour tortilla will work great! My low carb tortilla recipe works great for this BUT if you don’t want to spend the extra time, or don’t have the ingredients, the small low-carb flour tortillas work great. You can also use Serious Keto’s 90 second tortilla, which is a heck of a recipe!

Why use the small tortillas? They perfectly hold between 1.5 to 2 ounces in each shell, which I’ve determined to be the perfect amount of meat for each taco that will hold toppings and not spill out!

Which Salsa Should I Use?

Salsa verde! This is THE sauce to use for chicken and turkey – this is no different!

Turkey Tacos - Black Tie Kitchen

Turkey Taco

Yield: 5 tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

This recipe only covers the taco meat!


  • 1/2 lb Lean Turkey (93% lean)
  • 1/2 poblano pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp+ cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • black pepper


  1. Place pan over medium heat and add about 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Slice and dice the poblano pepper.
  3. Add the poblano pepper into the pan and add a pinch of salt. Ideally, the pepper should be sizzling! If not, it's ok.
  4. In a small container combine the garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix to make sure
  5. Once the peppers have gotten a little charred, add the ground turkey and mix in well.
  6. Sprinkle the seasoning over the turkey, add some salt, and add some black pepper. Then mix to incorporate evenly. Try to break up any large chunks.
  7. In the meantime, prepare any toppings you want to add, such as Mexican crumbling cheese, pickled onions, etc.
  8. Keep turning the turkey until it's cooked and is browned to your liking!
  9. Remove and serve on small tacos!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Geri

    What can I substitute for the pablano pepper?

    1. Dennis

      Any other pepper you like, or just leave it out all together.

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