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These Turkey Tacos are packed with veggies the kids won’t taste, but will love! It’s a quick and easy recipe. And, it can be made ahead and/or part of a freezer meal plan.
Veggie Packed Turkey Tacos
Looking to make dinner easy? We all are! I’ve got you covered with these turkey tacos.
My turkey taco meat recipe, often referred to as magic taco meat, includes fresh vegetables in the mix. The kids, nor you, will be able to taste all of these nutritious veggies once the mixture is fully cooked.
I have three children, each with their own set of likes and dislikes. Two of mine, still, don’t like spinach or tomatoes and they are now now taller than their mom. However, they eat tomatoes and spinach whenever I make turkey tacos; still not alone, but in this recipe! When they were young I dubbed this recipe ‘magic taco meat’ because it was the only way I could get them to eat these two ingredients.
This turkey taco meat mixture is the basis for several other recipes that I will be sharing at the site. So, I often triple the batch, let it cool, separate it and freeze it! It makes my weekdays so much easier. I can thaw and warm for Taco Tuesday’s or use it in one of my other recipes that I will be sharing soon.
Here’s a printable version of the recipe for your convenience;
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- ½ cup onions, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
Traditional Taco toppings: shredded sharp cheese, romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, taco sauce, black beans, corn, etc.
Cook the ground turkey in a frying pan; draining off any excess juices. Add the onions and a clove of fresh garlic to the meat & cook until tender, stirring frequently.
Finely chop the spinach in food processor. Puree the tomatoes in food processor.
Add the spinach, pureed tomatoes & spices to the meat mixture. Stir & cook until the spices & other ingredients are evenly distributed & the mixture is hot.
Cut the Fold-its® in half & use each half like a soft shell taco. Fill the center with meet & add your favorite toppings. Enjoy a dinner with fresh vegetables in the mix the kids won’t taste.
FREEZE AHEAD: Double or triple this meat mixture, let it cool, divide it & freeze in plastic freezer bags or other airtight containers. Then on busy nights let it thaw, warm & serve = easy yum!
- Any Taco Tuesday!
- Cinco De Mayo
Planning to make this recipe with the kids in the kitchen? Definitely do! It’s full of great lessons to focus on;
- Stove top safety
- Cooking ground turkey
- Preparing vegetables
- Food processing
- Measuring ingredients
Looking for more taco dinner ideas? Why not? Taco Tuesday comes every week (wink). Here’s another taco to nosh on. It’s my fish taco recipe.