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Slow-Cooker Turkey Tacos

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 7 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12
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Turkey is often overlooked, which is really too bad since it’s flavorful, inexpensive and a great alternative when you’re looking to avoid red meat. But no more, once you give this recipe a try you’ll see just how versatile turkey can be. Cooked low and slow, the turkey thighs used in this recipe turn out juicy and tender and without a lot of effort from you. Dump the ingredients into your slow cooker and forget about them for the rest of the day, when dinner rolls around it’s just a matter of shredding and setting out your favorite taco fixings.
Updated Jan 16, 2020

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 lb turkey thighs, skin removed
  • 1 package (1.25 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 package (4.6 oz) Old El Paso™ taco shells (12 shells)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 1
    In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix chili beans and onion. Top with turkey. Sprinkle taco seasoning over turkey; spoon salsa over top.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  • 3
    Place turkey on cutting board. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Using 2 forks, pull turkey into shreds. Stir turkey into bean mixture in cooker.
  • 4
    Heat taco shells as directed on package. Spoon turkey mixture into taco shells. Top with lettuce, tomato and cheese.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To reduce the amount of sodium in this recipe, swap in Old El Paso® taco seasoning 25% less sodium.
  • tip 2
    We love cooking chicken and turkey thighs in the slow cooker because they turn out juicy but not rubbery, which is too often the case when slow cooking breasts. The reason thighs are ideal in the slow cooker is that they contain more fat, while breasts are lean and can easily dry out. Want more tips like this? Check out the best (and worst) foods to cook in the slow cooker?
  • tip 3
    If you agree that turkey is too often underutilized, explore the rest of our turkey recipes.
  • tip 4
    This recipe serves 12, which makes it perfect for feeding a full house. Need a couple more big-batch recipes to keep in your back pocket? Betty’s got you covered with these top-rated dinners that feed a crowd.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Taco
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
2g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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