Turkey Taco Filling (Child Nutrition – 50 Servings)

One portion provides 2 ounce Equivalent Meat / Meat Alternate and ¼ cup other Vegetable according to the Child Nutrition Program guidelines.


Makes 50-2 ounce portions


¾ cup oil, vegetable
8½ cups onions, cooked, drained, without salt
1 quart + ½ cup tomatoes, canned, no added salt, diced, drained
¾ cup peppers, chili, ground, canned
9 pound raw, yield inc. ground turkey, 93% lean, 7% fat
⅓ cup cumin, ground
⅓ cup garlic, granulated
3 tablespoons chili powder
2¼ cup Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends Six Spice Salt-Free Sugar-Free™

How To Prepare

Heat the oil in a tilt skillet or large pot, over high heat.

Add the onions, green chili peppers and diced tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes.

Add the garlic, cumin, and chili powder and stir well for 2-3 minutes, then add the ground turkey. Continue cooking on high heat, stirring frequently, until the meat shapes into bite size pieces, about 10-15 minutes depending on your batch size. Scrape the skillet frequently to prevent sticking.

CCP: Heat to 165° F or higher for at least 15 seconds

CCP: Hold for hot service at 135° F or higher

Once the meat is cooked, toss it well with Chef Prudhomme's Six Spice and serve immediately.

Portion into 2 whole grain corn taco shells at ¼ cup per shell, using a #16 scoop, for a total serving of ½ cup.

CCP: Hot hold at 135*F or higher for service.

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