Ground Turkey Fajitas (Okay, so they are faux-jitas, but close enough, right?)
I was desperate for some new healthy recipes to add to our weekday dinners. A little googling brought me to this recipe from Cooks.com I altered it just a bit and ended up with a flavorful meal with zero guilt! The recipe below is for 2 servings, so feel free to alter the amounts to suit your family size!Print
Ground Turkey Fajitas
- 8oz lean ground turkey
- Splash of vegetable oil
- ½ sweet onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- ¼ green pepper, chopped
- 4oz white mushrooms, chopped
- 7oz diced tomatoes, canned (with sauce)
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce, to taste
- Ground Parmesan cheese (just a sprinkle)
- In a large skillet, brown the turkey in just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
- When turkey is almost fully-cooked, add onions and celery and cook until soft.
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Add mushrooms and green pepper and continue to cook until soft.
- Add tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and cook an additional 2-3 minutes to incorporate flavors.
- Serve with warm corn tortillas and sprinkle with a small amount of Parmesan cheese.
Turkey mixture, per serving (½ of above recipe): 240 calories, 15g fat, 5g carbs, 23g protein
Corn tortillas, each: 50 calories, 0.7g fat, 10.7 carbs, 1.4g protein
Matt can have more calories per day than I can, so he ate a couple of extra tortillas with the yummy turkey mixture inside. That's not the only way to eat this, however..
I ate mine like this - in a bowl with a spoon and a single tortilla on the side. Yum yum!
Did you try this? What did you think? What did you change? Let me know!
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Add the ground turkey meat along with all of the spices and salt. Stir and chop the meat into quarter-sized hunks. Continue stirring and cooking until meat is cooked all the way through, about 5 to 8 minutes.
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Made for dinner, didn't like it at all, won't do it again.
I don't have worcestershire sauce, is there anything I can substitute for it?
I love to substitute naturally brewed soy sauce in place of worcestershire sauce in any recipe. It enhances the flavor of the meat very nicely. Most worcestershire sauces are made with undesirable ingredients. Annie's Organic Worcestershire Sauce has good ingredients, but I haven't tried it yet.
I just made this for dinner last night. I wasn't really sure what to expect, because, you know, Grounds turkey and chicken don't really have much natural flavor. My boyfriend my possibly be diabetic and has been really watching his diet, so in an effort to be supportive, I'm making changes to mine as well. I had found a brand of tortillas in the store (Kroger) called Tumaro's Low-in-carb multi-grain wraps. 60 calories and 4 net carbs. Take some time to read the labels on the tortillas some time!!! OH MY WORD!! These don't have much taste alone, but went nicely when I made this recipe as a burrito. I had red bell peppers on hand, so I substituted those for the green ones and to add a bit of color. I went ahead and indulged with a small dollop of my beloved sour cream and a small sprinkle of shredded cheese. I really liked this recipe! There was plenty of flavor and it is filling and I will certainly make it again!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience and the things that you altered! I also love those low carb tortillas!
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I love the idea of ground turkey fajitas only problem is what measurements do you use for the worcestershir, and the garlic powder?
Hi Coni! I don't really measure the seasonings - I just add and taste until it's just right! 🙂
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Made these for supper tonight and the whole family loved them. Delicious!
Just made this for dinner and it was fabulous!! I chopped up the veggies really small so my kids would have no idea how much good stuff that they say they don't like is really in there. They had no idea and almost licked their plates! As did I... Well done!!! Thank you!! Easy for my hubby too - gluten free!
Just made these for dinner, but added the following:
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion granules
Without the addition of the above, they just didn't have enough flavour for me. I'm not sure that the mixture really lends itself to fajitas, to be honest. It might be good over a baked potato or even as a pasta sauce!
this was a WONDERFUL recipe! i didn't have green peppers on hand sadly, but it was still outstanding. added some red-pepper flakes, cumin, and a dash of chili powder and cayenne pepper. served with flour tortillas. hubby devoured them and even had seconds. fantastic!!
I'm so glad you liked it!
I made these for dinner tonight. My husband is a picky fajita eater and he said he loved them! I added a little cumin, ground red pepper, and onion salt. My husband said this recipe was definitely a keeper and he likes it better than the packaged mixes we usually buy!
Ooh, I like your revisions! Happy to hear he loved them! Thank you for coming by to tell me! 🙂
Real fajitas or not, these definitely made my mouth water the second I saw them! Will be making them soon!
Let me know what you think of them! Thanks for commenting!
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Uh these are not Fajitas! they are strips of marinated meat, fried and served (usually in a tortilla)
For the traditional use of "fajita", you are exactly right! The word directly refers to a type of skirt steak. Nowadays the term is being used more generally to encompass many types of meat cooked with bell peppers and onions and served in a flour or corn tortilla. Either way, they're yummy! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!