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Tex-Mex Turkey and Black Bean Saute

1 - 2
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
36 min
18 min
18 min
A fabulous meal for the entire family. Sure to satisfy that Mexican food craving.


Canola oil

1 tsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 large, chopped

Banana pepper(s)

2 medium, Cubanelle or other sweet peppers, cut into 3/4-inc

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 oz

Ground cumin

2 tsp(s), or other brand

Dried oregano

2 tsp(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s), or to taste

Canned tomatoes

14½ oz, fire-roasted with garlic, diced

Canned black beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained


¼ cup(s)


¾ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Romaine lettuce

1 cup(s), shredded

Baked low fat tortilla chips

18 item(s), broken up

Fresh lime(s)

½ medium, cut into wedges for garnish


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat; add oil. When hot, add onion and peppers; sauté until softened and lightly charred or golden in spots, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add turkey; brown meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in cumin, oregano and salt; cook 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Stir in canned tomatoes, beans and water; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in cilantro; remove from heat. Serve topped with lettuce and tortilla chips. Drizzle with fresh lime if desired. Yields about 1 cup turkey-bean mixture, 2 2/3 tablespoons lettuce and 3 broken chips per serving.