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Turkey Burritos


Ground Turkey Burrito

Ground Turkey Burrito

Ground Turkey Burrito Image © Diana Rattray
Serve these delicious turkey burritos with a little more cheese, chopped cilantro, and salsa, along with sour cream or guacamole. I used refried black beans in this recipe, but regular refried beans can be used.

Yield: Makes about 1 Dozen


  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped mild green chile peppers
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers, optional
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 10 to 12 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese


In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Brown the turkey with the onions until turkey is no longer pink. Add garlic and stir in the beans, salsa, chile peppers and jalapenos, and chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Arrange 2 to 3 tablespoons of cheese in the center of a tortilla. Top with about 1/2 cup of the turkey mixture. Roll up, tucking ends in. Repeat with the remaining burritos. Serve warm topped with salsa and more cheese or other toppings, as desired.

Wrap leftover burritos in foil, put them in a food storage bag, and freeze. Reheating is easy either in the oven or microwave.

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