Turkey and Black Bean Taco Skillet

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Taco Skillet

Turkey and Black Bean Taco Skillet

  • Author: Christina Iaboni, Registered Dietitian


Beans are always in my pantry and their mild flavour makes them work well in so many dishes. #ad They are also packed with fibre and are a source of quality protein while being an economical choice. I love adding beans to salads, soups, casseroles, and even baked goods, they are so versatile and make healthy choices easier! Everything is better with beans!
Tacos are a family favourite meal but today I am switching things up a bit with this Turkey and Black Bean Taco Skillet. It has all the flavour of tacos but with less mess since it is all made in one pan. It is a perfect family meal and uses lot of ingredients that are probably in your pantry. Give it a try for your next #tacotuesday


  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 x 19 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 19 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup of frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa, avocado, guacamole, jalapenos


In a large, oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey and break it up into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Add onion and peppers and cook until the are softened and the turkey is no longer pink. Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and salt. Mix well. Add the rice and stir for one minute. Add the black beans, tomatoes and ½ cup of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the corn kernels and cook the mixture until all the liquid has absorbed and the rice is cooked, about 15-20 minutes. When the rice is almost done cooking, heat broiler to high. Top the skillet with grated cheese and place under the broiler for just 2-3 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve topped with your favourite toppings.