Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

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"Spicy tacos with low fat turkey that have sweet-hot flavor, using yams to give it a surprising twist."


45 m servings 602 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 602 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 91.1g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 1182 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Put the diced yam in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in the microwave until cooked through and fork-tender, stirring once, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat; cook and stir the turkey until crumbled and evenly brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper into the turkey and continue cooking until the onions begin to caramelize, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with the chili powder, cumin, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Pour the salsa over everything; fold the sweet potatoes into the mixture. Allow the mixture to cook until the excess moisture evaporates. Garnish with the cilantro. Serve with the warm tortillas.
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  1. 103 Ratings


Delicious! Only change I made was to cut back on the jalapeƱos because I am a wimp. I used on pepper and it was just about right for me. I loved how the sweetness of the yam contrasted with th...

My buddy ate six of them. I set out some fresh limes to sqeeze on top, it gave them a sweet,sour and spicy taste. Great recipe!

So delicious! I made a few changes based on the Caribbean-style tacos I've enjoyed at restaurants. I used more Cajun seasoning and tomatillo salsa and a little less chili powder. I served it top...

Just finished eating! YUM YUM followed it exactly with one tweak ! I only used 2 Jalapeno peppers and it was just right...a good medium spice. Simple to do!

This recipe was great. I was a little nervous to try it because of the interesting combo, but WOW am I glad I did. Even my dad and brother loved them and they are extremely picky eaters. I on...

Soooooooooo Good!!! I've never reviewed anything before but I tried this recipe because I had both the turkey and the yam to use up before they were bad and OMG am I glad I did. Being on a diet...

We eat Ayurvedically (seasonally) and have moved from ground beef to turkey with the beginning of spring. Problem is: my husband does not like ground turkey. We ALL loved this recipe, includin...

We loved these! I used 2 jalapeno's and 1 habanero. The recipe sounds like it's going to be extremely spicy but the yam totally balances out the peppers. For dinner I topped these with sour c...

good recipe. Next time I make this recipe, I'm going to use it as a casserole with a cornbread topping. Very uniue flavor.