Turkey Tacos

This is Reid’s favorite meal. We have had it literally every Tuesday for a number of years.


  • Ground Turkey - 4 lbs
  • Chilli Powder - 8 tablespoon
  • Garlic - 1 head
  • Salsa - 8 oz
  • Olive Oil - 4 tablespoon
  • Rice - 4 cup
  • Colby Jack Cheese - 24 oz
  • Can of refried beans (Annie's Vegetarian) - 2 cans

Step 1

20 mins

Start the rice cooking according to the instructions. Our path currently is 4 cups rice/8 cups water and 20 minutes at 2 on the burner.

Step 2

1 mins

Coat the bottom of a big pan with olive oil. I just splash a bunch in there.

Step 3

1 mins

Turn the burner to high heat.

Step 4

5 mins

Add meat, crushed garlic, chilli powder, salt, pepper, and half a container of salsa.

I don’t actually measure this stuff but shake it out based on feel. I generally use a head of garlic or I crush cloves until I’m bored.

Step 5

15 mins

Use a spatula to chop and stir the meat as it cooks. You can turn it down to 8 or so depending on how much spatula work you’re doing.

Step 6

2 mins

When you’re bored, shred a block or two of Colby Jack or Cheddar cheese

Step 7

2 mins

Heat up refried beans in microwave . . . about 2 mins. Add water if needed.

If you feel fancy you can put the beans and water in a pot with some garlic and salt to make it a bit better.

Step 8


Rice and meat should finish at about the same time.

I put down tortilla chips, then a scoop or two of rice, followed by meat, beans, and then top it with cheese.