These Ground Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos and just right for a healthy, quick and easy weeknight family meal. Seasoned turkey and black beans stuffed into crispy taco shells and topped with melted cheddar cheese – it’s dinnertime perfection!

Ground Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos | Easy Weeknight Meal | Healthy Dinner Idea

When it comes to dinnertime, quick and easy is the name of the game. And is there really anything tastier and easier than tacos? Pretty much no! We love tacos – chicken tacos, beef tacos, carnitas tacos…we love them all. Baked Tacos are my absolute favorite meal to cook, and I love to experiment with different types of meat and flavors. These turkey and black bean tacos are by far my favorite! I love using ground turkey in lots of dishes, so be sure to check out our other Ground Turkey Recipes, too.

Ground Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos are a healthy dinner option

I have a shredded chicken and black bean version of these baked tacos, but ground turkey is so easy to work with and if you season it just right you won’t even miss the beef! Ground turkey recipes are much healthier than beef but have the same texture so it’s easy to swap it out without your family being any wiser!

Ground Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos are crispy and delicious

How to make Ground Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos

This easy meal idea starts with flavoring the ground turkey. This is the most important part in any ground turkey recipe because turkey on it’s own doesn’t have a ton of flavor. Adding onion, garlic and taco seasoning will provide a ton of Mexican flavor for your ground turkey and black bean baked tacos. Once the meat is cooked and seasoned, chicken broth is added to help the meat absorb the flavors and keep it from getting dry.

Seasoned ground turkey recipe with black beans for tacos

Once the meat and black beans are cooked and coated in that delicious sauce, you can serve your tacos up right away or use my favorite method and create some yummy baked tacos.

Ground Turkey Tacos with toppings

Tacos shells (these are our favorite [aff] but you could also make your own) are stuffed with the ground turkey and black bean mixture then topping with a generous helping of shredded cheese and baked to crispy, melty, golden perfection. Now you can enjoy these tacos as is or add all of your favorite toppings – tacos are the ultimate customizable meal!

Easy to eat ground turkey tacos
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A dish filled with Ground Turkey Bean Tacos

Ground Turkey & Black Bean Baked Tacos

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced yellow onion about 1 small
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 can  black beans drained and rinsed
  • 10-12 Taco Shells
  • 2 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • Your favorite taco toppings – lettuce tomatoes, sour cream, olives, avocado, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large (12-inch) skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add diced onion and cook until beginning to soften; 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then crumble in ground turkey. Cook until no longer pink; about 6-8 minutes.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and tomato paste and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth and black beans. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened; about 7-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Arrange taco shells in a large rectangular baking dish (you may need more than one baking dish, depending on the size). Using a slotted spoon, scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of the meat mixture into each taco shell. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and taco shells are crispy and just beginning to brown.
  • Top with your favorite toppings, like lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Serve immediately.
  • Leftover can be store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 days.

Here’s another delicious ground turkey recipe we love:

Teriyaki Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Two lettuce wraps with teriyaki turkey inside

And here are even more ground turkey recipes to try:

Ground Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos | Easy Weeknight Meal | Healthy Dinner Idea | Family Friendly Meals

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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    1. The crispy shells are what works for baking. You could just forgo the baking step and just make soft tacos.