Ground Turkey or Chicken Taco Bowl

The next Taco Tuesday you can cut the cost, carbs and the calories when replacing ground beef with ground chicken or turkey and eliminating the shells . This taco salad is flavorful and quite satisfying.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 222 kcal



  • 1 lb Ground Chicken or Turkey
  • 2 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 15 OZ Black beans
  • 1 Cup Lettuce
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2/3 Cup Water


  • Wash the Poblano pepper
  • Wash the Jalapeno pepper
  • Wash the tomato
  • Rough cut the Poblano
  • Mince the Jalapeno
  • Rough cut the onion
  • Add olive oil to the frying pan
  • Turn the heat to med low
  • Add the onions and peppers
  • Cook until glistening then remove to a bowl
  • Turn the flame to medium
  • Add in the meat
  • Break the meat apart and spread the it out so it cooks evenly
  • Cook until all the pink color is gone then add back the vegetables
  • Add the (taco seasonings)
  • Stir until evenly distributed
  • Add the water
  • let it simmer
  • Drain and rinse the black beans
  • Add the beans to the mixture
  • Mix and let cook
  • Serve family style
  • Or make individual taco bowls



Note We finished the bowl with salsa, sour cream, avocado, and cheese.  These are optional and not calculated into the nutritional or cost  information. 


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 20gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 249mgPotassium: 796mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 3mg
Keyword easy, family, protein
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