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Turkey Taquitos | brightrootskitchen.com

Turkey Taquitos

These turkey taquitos are a healthy, portable lunch or dinner jam packed with veggies and protein.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword burritos, ground turkey, healthy tacos, taco ideas, taco tuesday, tacos, taquitos, turkey tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 spanish onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, small finely chopped
  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 cup golden raisins finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tomato salsa I like Sabra's mild salsa
  • 1/2 cup kale finely chopped
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and cook 2-3 minutes until onions have softened. Add ground turkey to pan and use a wooden spoon break the meat into smaller bits while it cooks. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, paprika, raisins, tomato paste, salsa and kale. Stir ingredients around. Simmer on low for 3-5 minutes. Turn heat off.
  • Pat water onto each side of each tortilla and microwave in paper towel for 10 seconds (this will make the tortilla easier to roll).
  • Place 3 spoonfuls of meat in a long line 1/4 way up the tortilla. Roll tortilla to cover the meat, tuck in the sides, and roll until completely closed. Use 2 toothpicks to close the tortilla.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil to hot pan. Cook each taquito on medium high for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove toothpicks. Enjoy!