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Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 2 medium onions minced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup of chili powder
  • 3 canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce seeds removed and minced (this equals to about 2 tablespoons), add a little more if you like it real spicy.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • ¼ cup 1% milk
  • 2 lbs ground turkey I used 93/7 ground turkey breast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 3 scallions white and part of the green sliced thin
  • Juice from half of a lime


  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the onions, garlic, chili powder, chipotle chilis, oregano, and oil. Stir until all the ingredients are combined with the oil. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring once at 2 ½ minutes. The onions will be translucent and there will be an aroma from the spices and chilis. Place mixture in the slow cooker.
  • Stir tomato sauce and sugar into the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl combine the milk and bread slices. Use a fork or your hands to mash it up into a paste. Add the turkey, season with salt and pepper, and then mix it until it combines with the milk paste.
  • Stir turkey into the slow cooker mixture and break up any large pieces. You want the turkey combined with the liquid. Cook for 4-6 hours on low. Mine cooked for the full 6 hours using a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • When it is done cooking, using a spatula or spoon, break the turkey filling up into as small pieces as possible. Stir in cilantro, scallions, and lime juice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g