Chipotle Taco or Burrito Filling

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This fabulous taco or burrito filling will satisfy any craving for Mexican food. It’s filling, but not overly so, and the chipotle spice is completely customizable to your tastes.

Chipotle Taco or Burrito Filling

Chipotle Taco or Burrito Filling

Yields: 8-10 servings | Serving Size: approximately 3/4 cup and 1 tortilla |Calories: 309 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 282 mg | Carbohydrates: 42 g | Dietary Fiber: 9 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 24 g | Smart Points (Freestyle): 2 |


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast 
  • 1 medium onion (chopped) 
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) 
  • 1 cup frozen, organic corn 
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, no sugar added (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 1 package of 8 to 10 corn or whole wheat tortillas
    Option Garnishes:
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Fat freePlain Greek yogurt
  • Salsa, no sugar added, low sodium


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and garlic; heat til garlic is fragrant, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add turkey and brown; crumbling with a wooden spoon for about ten minutes.
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients (from corn to salt and pepper)  and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Warm tortillas on stove or in microwave if you like(not necessary) 
  5. Spoon 3/4 cup turkey mixture into each tortilla and garnish with a dollop of fat free Greek yogurt and freshly chopped cilantro. There is SO much flavor in this dish, there is no need for cheese!
  6. Note: The can of chipotle chiles easily will make a second batch of this recipe.Save the extra few chiles for next time. Also, can add a spoon of the adobo sauce from the can to the turkey mix. The chiles are an excellent substitute for any taco seasoning packet.

This recipe contributed by Dishing With Leslie

3 Comments on "Chipotle Taco or Burrito Filling"

  1. Allissa  December 17, 2013

    Your Nutritional Info box lists 1/4 C as the serving size, but you have 3/4C listed in the directions.. Are the nutrition numbers for 1/4C or 3/4C? Thanks.

    • GaleCompton  December 18, 2013

      Allissa, It's 3/4 cups. 🙂

  2. Krisen  September 14, 2014

    I just made and did not fully eat because it is going to be my lunch for the week at work but I did dabble a bit for taste testing purposes lol. It was tasty and full of flavor. I did use two chipotle and could not find the paste but used some left over int he can. I also added some spanish pimenton and cumin for added flavor because I used a very lean ground turkey. I accidentally used creamed corn instead of a small can of golden corn lol. Either way I love this because I try to watch what I eat throughout the week and this is perfect with some corn tortillas. Will make again, hopefully my boyfriend will love too.


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