Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

So this is a quick to assemble meal, that really is better the longer it sits in the crock pot. I’m all about quick meals right now, because holy moly we have a lot going on. So to the recipe-

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1- 20oz package ground turkey
  • 1 – can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 – can black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 – can sweet corn – drained
  • 1 – can petite diced tomatoes – drained
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Garlic and Onion Powders, also to taste

for spices you’ll need 1/2 tbsp of each

  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro


First, I cook the ground turkey in a large frying pan, thoroughly browning the meat, seasoning with salt and pepper, onion and garlic powders, to taste. (I say this a lot because I REALLY love a lot of onion and garlic flavor on meat, so I tend to put in A LOT and it can be overwhelming for some.)


Second, I add ALL the ingredients into the crockpot. Seriously, make sure your meat is cooked completely, your corn and tomatoes are drained and your beans are drained AND rinsed. It will make for some seriously salty end product if you don’t.

Third, I stir it all together and set the crockpot on its low 6 hour setting.

Wah-laa. Pretty much leave it alone. I check on it a couple times, stir it and if it looks like it has a lot of extra liquid, I leave the top tilted slightly off so some of it can evaporate.


Finally, serve as either filler for your favorite taco or burrito shell, or just eat it out of a bowl with some cheese like I prefer.

One last note, I’ve made this with pinto beans instead and it is equally delish.

Until next time, have a wicked good day!


Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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