If you don't want bland turkey tacos, you need to try this easy turkey taco seasoning. It has a ton of flavor and includes one secret ingredient: tomato paste.
This is the best seasoning for ground turkey. If you're looking for other awesome turkey tex-mex recipes, check out this ground turkey quesadilla.
Why is this seasoning different?
Ground turkey is less flavorful than ground beef, so it requires more seasoning.
This seasoning blend is full of flavor and includes tomato paste for an extra punch of flavor. After you add this seasoning blend to your turkey, it will taste AMAZING.
🧀 Ingredients for Ground Turkey Seasoning
Chili Powder: Chicli Powder is the base of the spice blend and a classic flavor in Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes.
Salt: I used one teaspoon of salt. If you are sensitive to salt, only use ½ teaspoon and add more salt to the turkey taco meat once it's done cooking.
Garlic & Onion Powder: Adds more umami to the turkey.
Ground Cumin: A classic flavor in Mexican and Te-Mex dishes.
Pepper: Adds a little spice.
Tomato Paste: This will level up your turkey tacos.
Full ingredient list with quantities in the recipe card below
🔪 How to Make Turkey Taco Meat
- Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the ground turkey.
- Cook until the turkey is brown and the excess liquid has evaporated. Mix in the spices and tomato paste along with ¼ cup of water.
- Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
When you cook ground turkey in a skillet, make sure to add oil to the pan so it doesn't stick. Turkey is a leaner meat, so it needs oil.
❓ Recipe Questions
How long will the spice blend last?
The spice mix will last up to 6 months. After that, it can lose some of its potency.
I like to use a tube of tomato paste, which is good for 30-45 days in the fridge after opening. You can also freeze tomato paste for later use.
How to store Ground Turkey Taco Seasoning.
Store the spice blend in an airtight container. Store tomato paste in the fridge after opening it, or freeze it for later.
How much taco seasoning is in one pack?
This recipe equals one pack of regular taco seasoning.
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Ground Turkey Taco Seasoning
- 1 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoons ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
See it. Make it. Eat it!
- Once the ground turkey had browned add spices, tomato paste, and ¼ cup of water. Mix and cook for 2-5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.