Fiesta Turkey Tavern

Fiesta Turkey Tavern

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"This is a southern tavern with just a bit of a mild kick. You can add more heat by doubling the chili powder and cayenne pepper and adding a few of the seeds from the jalapeno. You can use beef, too! You can serve these on burger buns, in tortillas or in pitas garnished with with some shredded cheddar, pickled jalapeno slices and chipotle mayo. (If you have a more classic taste, American cheese, pickles and ketchup still tastes good as well!)"


50 m servings 356 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 361 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-low heat; cook and stir the ground turkey, using the back of a wooden spoon to work the meat into small crumbles as it cooks. When the meat is about half browned, stir in the onion, garlic, and black pepper; cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink.
  2. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the prepared mustard, the cayenne pepper, chili powder, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, stirring, until the water has evaporated, about 20 minutes. Stir in the remaining mustard and the chopped jalapeno, and cook until heated through, about 5 more minutes. Spoon the mixture onto the hamburger buns.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This is an incredibly good “tavern,” especially when you take into account it’s made with turkey and not beef. It has a nice seasoning and gets bonus points because it does not use ketchup. Th...

I will add tomato sauce next time - but good flavor

This was really good! I used only 1lb. of turkey meat and just cut back a little on all the ingredients. I added a little salt in the end, served them on hamburger buns with American cheese. ...

Great twist on a sloppy joe recipe! Thanks!

Made this recipe as written, using powdered chipotle seasoning in place of chili powder. My picky 10 yr old ate it in a tortilla, and my husband liked it on a bun with barbecue sauce. Overall ...

I sampled the mixture just before adding the remaining mustard and jalapenos. Didn't seem at all "hot". Next time I will use 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder. However, found...

I played around with this a bit since my kids don't care for jalapeno. I used 2 lbs turkey, same on the onion and garlic, , then filled the bottom of the pan with white cooking wine and added l...

I made this last night for the first time, it was very good. I've tried various tavern recipes trying to find one we all like, my daughter will not eat anything with "barbeque" flavor. This on...

A little on the dry side for my taste. It feels like it should have a thicker sauce to it. The fresh jalapeno gives it a great kick. And we ate it with some baby swiss cheese and spicy mayo -...