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This mushroom turkey taco meat is great by itself or on a tortilla with your favorite toppings. www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Mushroom Turkey Taco Meat

All the comfort and ease of tasty taco meat, packed with sneaky veggies to make it extra light! A win.
5 from 2 votes
Author Lillie
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 123 kcal


  • ½ white onion 140g
  • 16 oz mushrooms pulsed in food processor to small pieces
  • 2.5 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced (or frozen cubes)
  • 1.5 lb 93/7 ground turkey* 672 g
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2.5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼-1/2 cup water depending on how dry


  • Cook onions over high heat until soft, for about 3-5 minutes. Add processed mushrooms and 1 tsp of kosher salt, sauté for another 5-10 minutes until it’s cooked down, soft, and not too wet.
  • Add garlic, ground turkey, additional 1.5 tsp kosher salt and the remainder of the ingredients. Crumble and cook until everything is mixed together and meat is browned and cooked through.
  • Serve in tortillas with Jalapeno Avocado Dressing and all of your favorite taco fillings!


  • This is just one more way to bulk up your food. The addition of the mushrooms makes your portion of “meat” feel hearty while keeping it overall lighter in calories.  If your main goal is to increase protein, you might not need any mushrooms! But if you like to get extra veggies in your diet, and think freeing up calories for later is always a good thing, this is for you.
  • *I used 93/7 ground turkey, but this Fulton Farms Organic only has 4.5 fat per 4 oz. If yours has a little more, don't stress! Just estimate (probably) an extra 1-3 grams of fat for your portion.
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Serving: 126gFiber: 1.2gCalories: 123kcalFat: 3.3gProtein: 18.6gCarbohydrates: 4.6g
Keywords ground turkey, mushroom, taco meat, tacos

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