Turkey Picadillo Tacos

The Mexican dish known as picadillo makes a tasty filling for tacos. Although usually made with ground beef and spices, here ground turkey blends deliciously with cinnamon, cumin, and allspice.

Turkey Picadillo Tacos
Servings: 18 Yield: 18 tacos Prep 10 mins Cook 15 mins Bake 400°F 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium-size onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 18 hard taco shells
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • Shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped cilantro and onion for garnish, if desired

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and crumble in the ground turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender and turkey is no longer pink. Stir in garlic salt, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, pepper and tomato sauce. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, heat taco shells at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.

4. Add corn to turkey mixture and heat through, about 2 minutes.

5. To serve, spoon about 1/3 cup of filling into each warmed taco shell. Garnish with lettuce, sour cream, cilantro and onion, if desired. Serve with tossed salad.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 18; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 134, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 30, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 11, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 309, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.