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Slow Cooker Tex Mex Turkey Tacos

Delicious and easy slow cooker tacos adapted from a Skinnytaste recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people (2 tacos each)


Taco Filling

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground or kosher salt
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 can 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 cups jarred mild chunky salsa or 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes with green chiles


  • 1 large avocado about 6 oz mashed with a fork
  • 1/3 cup tomato diced
  • 2 tbls chopped red onion or 1 tbls onion powder
  • 1 tbls garlic powder
  • 1 tbls lime juice
  • 1 tbls fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground or kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • 16 tortillas whole wheat or low carb
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce or salad mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • light sour cream or greek yogurt for drizzling optional



  • For the taco filling: In a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and salt.
  • Place the ground turkey in the slow cooker, breaking it up loosely with your hands or a wooden spoon. Add the beans, top with the spice mixture, and pour the salsa or tomatoes over everything.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, until the meat is tender. Using a wooden spoon, break up the ground turkey and stir until everything is well combined.
  • For the guacamole: In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, onion or onion powder, garlic powder, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Taste and add more salt, lime juice, or cilantro as needed.
  • For the tacos: Warm the tortillas directly over medium flame on the stove, about 20 seconds each side. Place 2 on each plate.
  • Assemble each taco by placing a 1/4 cup of the taco filling on each tortilla. Use a slotted spoon to minimize liquid in the taco. Divide guacamole and lettuce among the tacos. Top each with 1 tbls of the cheddar and sour cream/greek yogurt (if using) and serve.


9 WW Freestyle SP
Keyword slow cooker, tacos, tex mex