Ground Turkey Taco Stew

servings: 4 | calories: 532 | cooking time: 20 min | weight: 120 gr / oz
Category: dairy-free, dehydrated, dinners, gluten-free, mexican, one-pot, paleo-friendly

nutrition info:

calories: 532, protein: 58.6 g, carbs: 31 g, fat: 19.4 g, sugars: 8.3 g, dietary fiber: 5.1 g, sodium: 944 mg

you'll need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 kg lean turkey mince (2.2 lb)
2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 can black beans (400g/14oz), drained
1 can sweet corn (340g/12oz), drained
1 packet organic Taco spice mixture (Santa Maria)
1 can diced tomatoes (400g/14oz)
Salt, to taste
1 bunch fresh cilantro (coriander leaves), chopped
1 tablespoon freeze-dried Cheddar cheese (powdered). *For the Paleo version skip Cheddar cheese
1 handful corn chips (or tortilla chips), crumbled

at home:

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
Add onions and cook until soft and golden.
Add the ground turkey and cook until fully brown. Transfer to a colander.
Drain and then return to the saucepan.
Tip in red pepper, beans, sweet corn and Taco spice mix.
Continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour in the diced tomatoes together with their juice and bring to a boil.
Add chooped cilantro and season to taste.
Reduce heat to low, put a lid on and leave to cook for a further 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool thoroughly.
Spread the Ground Turkey Taco Stew on dehydrator trays covered with non-stick sheets or parchment paper.
Dehydrate at 63C/145F for 8-12 hours until brittle.
Let cool to room temperature.
Divide the dried meal into equal portions (about 1 cup each) and pack them into separate zip lock bags.

on the trail:

To rehydrate 1 portion:

Pour dry Ground Turkey Taco Stew mixture into a pot and add 1 cup water.
Place pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover, and let stand another for another 5-10 minutes to rehydrate meal completely.
To serve, stir in cheese powder and sprinkle with crumbled corn chips.

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  1. Julie on January 22, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Do you think it will rehydrate on the trail okay without the cooking on stove for 5 mins? We don’t do any cooking on our backpack trips. Only rehydrating. Love your site.

    • Tanya Krezevska on January 24, 2023 at 12:11 pm

      Sure, but you have to start the rehydration 6-8 hours before your dinner or breakfast

  2. Sue hiker on May 31, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Is the nutritional info per serving or for all 4 servings?

    • Tanya Krezevska on June 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Nutritional info shown in recipe is per portion.

  3. Natalie on April 13, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Hello, how long will this last for?

    • Tanya Krezevska on April 14, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Hi Natalie! It can last years, if dried and stored properly. For best result, pack it into vacuum-sealed bag and keep in the freezer.

  4. Lauren on August 12, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Is 1 cup of the dehydrated mixture equal to 4 servings?

    • Tanya Krezevska on August 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Lauren! 1 cup of dehydrated mixture equal to 1 portion.

  5. Uplift Adventures on July 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I love this recipe for my guided trips.

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