Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos

Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos // Queen Smithereen.

Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos // Queen Smithereen.

Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos // Queen Smithereen.

Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos // Queen Smithereen.

Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos // Queen Smithereen.

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Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Tacos
Makes 12 Tacos

TACO SEASONING:
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp lime zest
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne
salt and pepper, to taste

TACO FILLING:
1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks
3 tbsp olive oil
pinch cayenne
salt and pepper, to taste
16 oz ground turkey breast
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
juice of one lime
1 15-16 oz can black beans, drained

TOPPING AND ASSEMBLY:
12 crunchy taco shells
jack cheese
avocado slices
lime wedges

TACO SEASONING: Combine cumin, lime zest, chili powder, turmeric, and cayenne. Set aside.

TACO FILLING: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Evenly coat chopped sweet potato with 1 tbsp olive oil, cayenne, and salt and pepper. Transfer sweet potatoes to baking sheet and roast until tender, redistributing every 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Season ground turkey with salt and pepper and add to skillet, dividing up with a fork and stirring frequently until cooked through. Add chopped onion and bell pepper, cooking until the onions are translucent. Stir in taco seasoning, ensuring that the turkey, onions, and poblanos are evenly coated. Stir in lime juice. Stir in black beans. Cook until black beans are heated through, about 5 minutes.

TOPPING AND ASSEMBLY: Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Fill each crunchy taco shell with jack cheese and line on a baking sheet. Bake until the cheese has melted, about 3-5 minutes, then fill with turkey-black bean filling. Top with sweet potatoes and avocado. Serve with lime wedges for squirting.

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