Ground Turkey Taco Casserole Recipe

A wonderful, cheesy casserole with lots of cheese, lean ground turkey, rice, and beans that tastes just like tacos! This filling weeknight dinner will be a hit with the whole family!

– 1 Tbsp avocado oil, or olive oil – 1 yellow onion, diced – 1 lb ground turkey – 1 red bell pepper, chopped – 4 cloves garlic, minced – 3 Tbsp chili powder – 2 cups chicken broth – 1 cup salsa* – ⅔ cup white rice – 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained – 1 (7-oz) can green chili – 1 tsp sea salt, to taste – 3 cups grated colby jack cheese


– 1 ripe avocado, sliced – 3 stalks green onion, chopped – ½ cup sour cream – ½ cup to 1 cup salsa

For Serving

Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a 13-by-9-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. In a big skillet, warm the avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened.

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Using a spatula, transfer the uncooked ground turkey to the skillet and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Cook the ground turkey until most of the pink is gone, but don't cook it all the way through.

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Add a small pinch of sea salt. To the baking dish that has been prepared, add the diced bell pepper, minced garlic, chili powder, chicken stock, salsa, uncooked white rice, drained black beans, green chiles, and sea salt. 

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Everything should be thoroughly mixed until blended. Add the ground turkey and onion mixture, stir, and then top with cheese. Bake the casserole dish for forty-five minutes with the foil covering it.

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After taking the baking dish out of the oven, take off the foil. To make the cheese bubbling and somewhat golden brown, broil the casserole for 5 to 8 minutes on High Broil in the oven. The casserole will appear somewhat watery at first, but as it rests, the liquid will seep into the rice.

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You can top the casserole with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, olives, pico de gallo, more shredded cheese, guacamole, black olives, corn chips, sour cream, salsa, or chopped or sliced avocado.

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