Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

ground turkey tacos topped with cranberry salsa. A great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Use shredded leftover Thanksgiving turkey for a great leftovers meal, too!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 350kcal


For the TACOS

  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 tbsp Butter or avocado oil
  • 4 cups cooked turkey cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn niblets thawed and drained
  • 2 cups lettuce preferably iceberg, shredded
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced


  • shredded cheese
  • Sour cream


  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and coarsely chopped CAUTION! Be careful not to touch or rub your eyes when handling jalapeno peppers. They can burn your eyes!
  • 1/2 white onion coarsely chopped and microwaved for 1 minute to soften
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup Mexican-flavored canned tomatoes drained and chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan (preferably cast iron) on medium high heat.
  • Unless you are using freshly made homemade tortillas, you will need to soften them first.
  • Working one or two at a time, fry it in the hot pan for a few seconds on both sides. NOTE: Most commercially made tortillas will bubble up a little when cooked like this.
  • Fill the warm tortillas with turkey, lettuce, black beans, corn, avocado, and other toppings, as desired. Top with cranberry salsa and enjoy!


  • Place the cranberry sauce, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, onion, red and green peppers, tomatoes, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse until blended, but still chunky.


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 23.6mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.6mg