Turkey Tequila Tacos

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The WOT Test Kitchen whipped up this incredibly easy to follow recipe using one of our favorite ingredients….tequila!

Around here, we love tacos, and we love tequila, so marrying the two into one recipe felt like a natural fit. The best part of this recipe is it freezes great. So, if you have any leftovers, put them in the freezer, and you will have dinner ready on a night when you do not have the time to cook.

You can also watch Camila below make this easy recipe step-by-step on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

All it takes to whip this dish up are four easy steps:


Step 1: Saute your veggies
Step 2: Cook your turkey meat
Step 3: Combine cooked turkey, vegetables and spices
Step 4: Enjoy with a tortilla of your choice!

Now, we also have another great variation on how you can make this recipe. Try placing the taco filling inside portobello mushroom caps. It’s a great way to enjoy this recipe without the grains!

Turkey Tequila Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 3 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 small onions, diced, or two large onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 peppers diced, green, red, or any color you prefer
  • 3 lbs. ground turkey, do not use extra lean turkey
  • 3 heaping tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. tequila
  • coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • taco shells or soft tortillas for serving
Garnish Options
  • lime
  • avocado
  • cheese
  • sliced jalapeno


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and sauté for five minutes.
  • Add the diced peppers and garlic, and sauté for another five minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the cooked onions, peppers, and garlic, and set aside.
  • Add the ground turkey to the skillet breaking it up while it begins to brown.
  • Add the chili powder and paprika and cook for ten minutes.
  • Add the tequila and cook for another ten minutes.
  • Return the cooked onions, peppers, and garlic to the pan and cook for ten minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite taco shells and garnishes.
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All photos by Lorianne DeVita 

by Camila Alves McConaughey