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Turkey Tacos


Makes: 8 Servings(2 tacos each)


1 medium carrot, small sweet potato, or small zucchini (grated and dried)
¼ medium head lettuce
2 large tomatoes
7 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
1 (15½-ounce) can low-sodium pinto beans, drained
Non-stick cooking spray
1-pound lean ground turkey
1 (15½-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, no added salt
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
16 corn tortillas

  1. Rinse and shred lettuce. Rinse, core, and chop tomatoes.
  2. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat. Add turkey and brown.
  3. Add grated veggies, beans, canned tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir well.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  5. In a separate skillet, warm the tortillas on medium heat.
  6. Add 2 Tablespoons cooked meat mixture to each corn tortilla. Top each with 1 Tablespoon grated cheese, 1 Tablespoon shredded lettuce, and 1 Tablespoon fresh tomatoes.

Total Cost: $2.18
Serving Cost: $0.27

Source: cookingmatters.org