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Gary's Turkey Burritos Recipe
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Gary’s Turkey Burritos and Homemade Salsa
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Gary's Turkey Burritos

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"Easy to make, these special low-fat burritos taste awesome! You don't eat red meat, but love burritos? Well, you can't taste the difference here. These are medium spicy, not fire hot!"

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Original recipe makes 6 burritos Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground turkey. Stir in tomato sauce, corn and onion. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquids reduce (about 20 minutes).
  2. In a separate medium skillet, heat beans over medium-low heat. Prepare sour cream and cheese for sprinkling into burritos. One by one, heat tortillas over stove burner for 1 to 2 minutes, flipping a few times. Top with beans, then meat mixture, then sour cream and cheese. Fold over and serve while still warm.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 05, 2005

I don't know if it is the 2 cans of hot tomato sauce or the warmed tortillas, but this recipe was just phenomenal! There are not even seasonings used here, but the burritos just have this incredibly full flavor - there is nothing missing! These burritos are so incredibly easy, and this is one recipe I will keep on hand to use regularly. The burritos are quite healthy, and the recipe uses nothing containing a lot of fat. Thanks to Gary for providing a fantastic recipe! Two hints: 1) To keep this recipe healthy when you make it, be sure to use skinless ground turkey, otherwise the skin is ground into the turkey and it contains extra fat; 2) If you are like me and are terrible at folding burritos, spread a little refried beans on the ends you are trying to fold - they act like a sticky paste to kee the burritos nicely folded.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2011

These were ok. I left out the beans & added burrito seasoning, cumin, and chili powder. Toppings were cilantro and sliced avocado. Nothing out of this world, but a healthy simple dinner to make on a busy weeknight. Although, I love the hot tomato sauce & plan on implementing that into many more dishes!

Nov 10, 2006

I expected these to be decent, but they were actually wonderful. My husband was also pleasantly surprised and asked me to make them again soon. I used Rotel tomatoes instead of the hot tomato sauce, only because I couldn't find it. I also wrapped the burritos, minus the sour cream, and placed them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 7-10 minutes. The tortillas got nice and crunchy and the cheese was melted into the meat and beans. I then topped them with the sour cream and served. We will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the recipe!

Nov 13, 2006

WOW!! This recipe was really great!! My husband and I have been trying to eat healthy, and we love mexican style food so I thought this would be a great recipe to try. We used the 99% fat free ground turkey. Like alot of the other reviewers we could not find hot tomato sauce, so we replaced the two cans of hot tomato sauce with the following: (1) 8 oz. can of tomato sauce (1) 10oz. can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, 1/3 cup of medium salsa, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/2 tablespoon of ground cumin, and 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder. The flavor was delicious! We will be making this recipe over and over again!

Aug 27, 2003

Excellent, but I added jalopenas to the mix. I bought fresh Jalopenas and fried them in olive oil, then draind the oil and mixed the peppers in with the meat. The longer you fry the peppers the less heat the remains. Also if you dont want them real hot take out the membranes and seeds and chose peppers without the skin beginning to crack.

Dec 20, 2006

We also didn't have hot tomatoe sauce so we used regular, and some taco seasoning. And wheat tortillas. It was delicious!

Feb 21, 2008

These burrito's were yummy! My husband thought they tasted as though from a restaurant. I found the hot tomato sauce, but chose not to use it. I wanted to have more control over my spices. For those of you who don't know where to find the hot tomato sauce, try the mexican foods aisle of your grocery store. I followed the advice of others, adding tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with chiles, chili powder, onion powder and ground cumin. I also added the refried beans directly to the meat mixture saving a step. This made so much I was able to freeze about half. Looking forward to eating it too!

Aug 27, 2003

Needs some serious spicing up, but other than that, it is a great start. And a great, healthy way to use ground turkey.


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  • Calories
  • 588 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 82.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 8.5 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 34.5 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 1595 mg
  • 64%

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

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