Carnitas-Style Turkey Tacos

Lunch / Dinner

Carnitas-Style Turkey Tacos

The king of the taco cart — carnitas — gives leftover turkey new life with this simple yet flavor-packed recipe.


8 tacos

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Heat turkey, orange juice, ¼ cup onion, cumin, and chile powder in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high until juice is absorbed, about 5 minutes; transfer to a bowl.

Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Return turkey mixture to skillet in an even layer. Cook without stirring until turkey begins to crisp, about 5 minutes; stir. Continue to cook, crisp, and stir turkey mixture until desired crispness; stir in zests and season with salt and pepper.

Fill tortillas with turkey carnitas, avocado, onion, cilantro, and salsa; squeeze lime over top.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per taco

Calories: 224

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g 16%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Cholesterol 60mg 20%

Sodium 239mg 9%

Carbs 16g 5%

Protein 15g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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