Ground Turkey Tacos that are oven-baked with layers of deliciousness inside! Refried beans, ground turkey taco meat, (no taco seasoning mix!) tomato, cilantro, green onions and cheese all baked in taco shells. Perfect for Taco Tuesday or for game day! (Thanks to Old El Paso™ for sponsoring this post!)
I go through a LOT of food at my house. Having four boys + a husband means I’m constantly cooking and going to the grocery store. I’m always on the lookout for meals that will be simple to make but in the healthy spectrum and that will feed lots of hungry mouths. 😉
With football games constantly playing on TV lately, I feel like I’m always whipping up snacks for my boys to eat while they watch the games. We’re huge football fans! My older two boys play tackle football and love it. One of our favorite game day snacks (and one of our favorite meals, too) are tacos.
Everyone likes tacos! What’s not to love? They’re easy to hold and are packed with tons of flavor inside a crispy taco shell. My version of ground turkey tacos, aka Layered Oven-Baked Ground Turkey Tacos are super simple and taste incredible!
They bake altogether in one pan, which makes it easy to serve. Especially to a bunch of hungry people watching a football game!
Making these ground turkey tacos is easy. First, I visited my local Pavilions. I love that store! They have everything that I need there. They have all of the Old El Paso products all in one spot, making my shopping even easier. I grabbed a box of the Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff taco shells, some Old El Paso refried beans and salsa.
I’m always blown away by the quality of Old El Paso products. They’re inexpensive, too! Pavilions always has a great sale going on. I also grabbed the ingredients for my ground turkey tacos. The meat is so delicious and requires no packet of taco seasoning!
After making my taco meat, I pre-baked my taco shells for a few minutes in the oven. Then I added my first layer to the tacos: refried beans. After the beans, I added the taco meat. Then I layered the veggies on the top. First tomatoes, then cilantro, green onions and lastly, cheese. I baked the tacos for about ten minutes, to heat them through and melt the cheese on top.
This is such a great recipe to serve your family. It’s easy, quick and is a recipe everyone will like! I love that the taco shells stand up on their own so you can easily bake and serve them. The layers of deliciousness in these ground turkey tacos will definitely impress anyone you have over for game day, whether it’s friends or whether it’s family. Don’t forget to spice up your game day with Old El Paso recipes and ingredients from Pavilions!
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion diced small
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 4 tsp. chili powder
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 16-oz can Old El Paso Refried Beans
- 1 7.1-oz box Old El Paso Stand 'N Stuff Taco Shells
- tomatoes chopped
- cilantro chopped
- green onions chopped
- shredded colby jack cheese
- Old El Paso salsa for topping
- Heat oil over large skillet over medium-high. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until softened, about five minutes. Add in garlic and stir for another minute or two.
- Stir in tomato paste, chili powder and salt. Add ground turkey, breaking up with a wooden spoon until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325ºF. Lay the taco shells out as directed on the box and pre-bake for 6-7 mins (or as directed on box).
- When shells are done, pull out of oven and let cool for a few minutes. Turn oven heat up to 350ºF.
- Arrange taco shells on baking sheet and fill the bottom of the shells with refried beans. Then add cooked taco meat. Now layer the veggies on: tomatoes, cilantro and green onions and top with cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with any extra toppings, such as salsa. Enjoy!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.