Baked Turkey Tacos 

Today I am simplifying a beloved recipe for Taco Tuesday. Recipe inspired by Budget Bites

One of the things I find annoying about making tacos for kids is the set up at the table.  By the time I make a taco for each of my 5 people, the food is cold. As a rule, no one eats until mom sits down and we do a family blessing. Though taco recipes are easy to make, the assembly is a pain.  So let's make the whole thing easier.

Optional step one:  get 2 racks

Step 2: have the kids make The Home Made Taco Seasoning (8 ingredients, 3 minutes)


  • 12 hard (or soft tacos if using the taco holder)
  • 1lb ground Organic turkey (Costco)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning (see above)
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (Costco)
  • 1 can Organic black beans (Costco) or for kids who hate seeing beans in tacos, 1 can Organic Refried beans (Harris Teeter, our local grocery store)
  • Organic Mexican shredded cheese (Harris Teeter)
  • Fresh organic salsa (Costco)
  • Diced avocados
  • Full Fat Sour cream
  • Jalapeños, optional


  • Kids make taco seasoning = 3 tablespoons
  • Heat oil in pan, add crushed garlic and diced onion.  Cook until translucent ~ 5 min
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Add turkey and seasoning.  Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Mix in beans of your choice and cook until heated through
  • Line up shells
  • Fill shells with meat then sprinkle cheese
  • Place casserole dish in oven for 5-7 min until cheese is melted and tacos are crispy brown
  • Or Place taco rack on cookie sheet in oven 5-7 min
  • Once cooked, top with salsa, avocados, sour cream, jalapeños
  • Serve and enjoy.  No table side assembly required ☺️
  • Bon Appetite, Ana-Maria Temple MD