Turkey Taco Wraps
Enjoy this tasty twist on tacos that just so happens to be gluten free.
About this Recipe
By: Luci Conkling
Tacos are by far my favorite meal to make. They are quick and easy and can easily be switched up depending on what I have on hand in my fridge. The other night we had just made a roasted turkey with mashed cauliflower (I’ve uploaded that recipe so make sure to check it out. It was DELISH!). Naturally, I had lots of leftover turkey so I decided to use that meat to make some tacos. By now you all probably know that I am gluten free, so the romaine lettuce was just a way for me to still enjoy a taco without breaking the bank on gluten free substitutes. Even if you aren’t gluten free this recipe is a healthy twist on the tex-mex classic that you are guaranteed to love!
- 1 pound of ground turkey or turkey breast
- 1 cup of cooked rice
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 3 small sweet peppers (I did one of each color)
- 8 large whole romaine lettuce leaves
- 1 cup of your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 2 cloves of garlic
Like I mentioned above, I just used the turkey I had leftover from another meal to make these tacos. Feel free to use whatever meat you have in your fridge. The beauty of this recipe is that if you don’t want to add meat, all you have to do is skip that step in the instructions below. So it can easily be made vegan!
I didn’t add a lot of spices to this recipe just because I seasoned my meat mostly with the salsa added, not to mention the peppers, onion, and garlic add enough flavor on their own. But if you don’t like things super spicy, I would opt out of the chili powder and maybe from the salsa in the rice. It just depends on what salsa you use and how hot you want it. Personally, I added hot sauce to both but I like it pretty spicy.
Step by Step Instructions
In a medium skillet, cook turkey until browned. Then add 1/2 cup of your salsa of choice and spices (salt, pepper, chili powder).
In a separate large skillet, add garlic, onion, and peppers. Sauté for 3-5 minutes.
In a separate pan/pot (wherever you have your cooked rice) add 1/2 cup of your salsa of choice. Fold the salsa into the rice until it is mixed thoroughly.
Add the rice and black beans to the skillet with the garlic, onions, and peppers. Mix together until the beans and rice are heated through and mixed with the peppers and onions.
Take your romaine lettuce leaf and add a spoonful of the filling down the center. Then take a spoonful of your turkey and place it on top.
Feel free to add your own garnish on top. Serve 2 per person. Enjoy!