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Ground Turkey Taco Skillet

Ground turkey taco skillet is an easy one-pot meal ready in less than 40 minutes! Make this as a meal prep recipe for work lunches, or toss it together any evening after work.

Ground Turkey Taco Skillet with sweet potato, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado - a healthy 30-minute meal! | TheRoastedRoot.net

This one-skillet meal is ready in less than 40 minutes and is flavor-blasted with taco flavor! Ground turkey, onion, sweet potato, black beans, seasoning, cheese, and avocado come together in one skillet for a quick, clean dinner recipe that can be thrown together any night of the week!

These days it seems like 90% of my meals are prepared in a skillet. I’ve determined there’s just no going wrong with fresh vegetables, lean protein, and various flavorings (like onion, garlic, dried herbs and spices, etc). The result is often just what I’m looking for in a good meal: a nice balance of protein, carbs, fat, and fiber while being packed with flavor. 

AND skillet meals are just so quick and easy to make!

So let’s make this one, shall we?

How to Make Ground Turkey Taco Skillet:

Add the avocado oil to a large (10-inch to 12-inch) cast iron or stainless steel skillet and heat to medium. Add the chopped sweet potato, stir, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. 

Scoot potatoes to the side and add the ground turkey and seasoning. Brown the turkey on each side 2 minutes before breaking up the meat with a spatula.

Mix sweet potato and turkey together. Add the broth, cover, and cook 5 minutes. Remove the cover and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until much of the liquid has burned off.

Add chopped tomatoes, black beans and cheese. If you’d like, you can bake at 425 for 4 minutes or until cheese is melted, or simply stir everything together and serve. Before serving, taste the for flavor and add more chili powder, and/or sea salt to taste. You can also add a squeeze of lime juice and/or hot sauce!

Serve in bowls with sliced avocado and chopped chives.

Serving Ideas:

If you’re looking for more carbs or veggies, both are easy to add to the meal! You can serve the meal with steamed rice, and/or add more chopped vegetables to the skillet. Of course, you can easily form proper tacos or burritos using the recipe!

Ground Turkey Taco Skillet with black beans, sweet potato, tomatoes, cheese, avocados, and chives - an easy, clean, healthy dinner recipe ready in just 30 minutes | TheRoastedRoot.net

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Replace the ground turkey with grass-fed ground beef or chicken.
  • Add more vegetables, such as cauliflower, bell pepper, and/or zucchini
  • Omit the beans if you don’t do legumes.
  • Omit the cheese if you don’t do dairy.

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For your next taco Tuesday…

Ground Turkey Taco Skillet with black beans, sweet potato, tomatoes, cheese, avocados, and chives - an easy, clean, healthy dinner recipe ready in just 30 minutes | TheRoastedRoot.net

Ground Turkey Taco Skillet

Yield: 3 to 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Taco skillet with ground turkey, sweet potato and black beans

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the avocado oil to a large (10-inch to 12-inch) cast iron or stainless steel skillet and heat to medium. Add the chopped sweet potato, onion, and garlic. Stir, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. 
  2. Scoot potatoes to the side and add the ground turkey and seasoning. Brown the turkey on each side 2 minutes before breaking up the meat with a spatula and mix in with the sweet potato and onion.
  3. Add the broth. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove cover and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, black beans and cheese. If desired, you can bake the taco skillet at 425 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  5. Taste the mixture for flavor and add more chili powder, and/or sea salt to taste.
  6. Serve in bowls with sliced avocado and chopped chives.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 452Total Fat 26gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 23gNet Carbohydrates 17gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 31g

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Marcie

Saturday 10th of April 2021

This may be an obvious question, but do you start with cooked or uncooked sweet potatoes? Seems like they wouldn't fully cook in this amount of time?

Julia

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi Marcie! I start with uncooked sweet potatoes that I chop into cubes. Let me know if you have any other questions! xoxo

Lori Cahill

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Had this for dinner what a hit!!! Definitely a do over!!!

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