Turkey and Sweet Potato Taco Filling

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 67.6
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.3 mg
  • Sodium: 279.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    3/4 pound ground turkey
    1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup Pace Picante Salsa
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Put the diced sweet potato in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in the microwave until cooked through and fork-tender, stirring once, 5 to 7 minutes.

Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat; cook and stir the turkey until crumbled and evenly brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper into the turkey and continue cooking until the onions begin to caramelize, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with the chili powder, cumin, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Pour the salsa over everything; fold the sweet potatoes into the mixture. Allow the mixture to cook until the excess moisture evaporates.

Garnish with the cilantro. Serve with the warm tortillas.

Serving Size: 1/3 cup filling

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEFTOVERS4LUNCH.

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  • Incredible!
    So good! The sweet potato was a nice contrast to the spice and it tasted really fresh! - 5/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    This taco filling tasted amazing! A definite make-again. A wonderful healthy alternative to a classic dish and loaded with flavor. - 4/17/11

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