|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Total Carbohydrate 28g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 49mg||247%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
An easy burrito recipe with ground turkey is a quick weeknight dinner solution. It's an affordable protein that is easy to cook and easily adapts the flavors of whatever you cook with. In this case, that means lots of good spices, and toppings such as salsa, cilantro, cheese, sour cream and, of course, guacamole.
Serve these delicious turkey burritos with a few extra toppings. Refried black beans are used in this recipe, but regular refried pinto beans are an option. A side of rice is always a nice accompaniment to burritos, especially if you aren't adding rice inside the burritos themselves.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 (15-ounce) can refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
2 (4-ounce) cans each mild and green chile peppers, chopped
1 or 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño peppers, optional
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
10 to 12 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
Gather the ingredients.
In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Brown the turkey with the onion until turkey is no longer pink.
Add the garlic and stir in the beans, salsa, chile peppers, jalapeños, chili powder, cumin, and oregano.
Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes.
Heat the tortillas according to the package directions. Arrange 2 to 3 tablespoons of cheese in the center of a warm tortilla.
Top with about 1/2 cup of the cooked turkey mixture. Roll the tortilla up, tucking ends in so the meat is encased. Repeat with the remaining burritos.
Serve the burritos warm topped with salsa and more cheese or other toppings, as desired.
How to Store and Freeze Turkey Burritos
- Wrap leftover burritos in foil and put them in a food storage bag. Refrigerate the wrapped burritos for up to three days. Reheating is easy either in the oven (left in foil) or in the microwave.
- You can also freeze well-wrapped burritos for up to three months. Reheat directly in the oven or toaster oven (still in foil), or in the microwave, depending on your preference.
You can make this burrito with ground chicken, pork, or turkey, or a combination of all three.
Feel free to use your favorite jarred salsa as a shortcut (unless you want to make it from scratch) and adjust the heat level according to your liking.