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The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Person & Granville County offices hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Every week, the Family Consumer Science (FCS) Extension agent writes an article that is put into the Roxboro Courier-Times and the Oxford Ledger newspapers with a new recipe for you to try out. If you are interested in receiving emails every month about upcoming classes and workshops, email and ask to be added to the FCS Program Update email list.

Here is a recipe is from the University of Illinois Extension. For more information, follow us on a variety of social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube @persongranvillefcs

Turkey & Black Bean Wraps

Serves 6


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped, leftover turkey
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into ½ inch diced (~2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 (10oz) can tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 12 flour tortillas


In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add bell peppers, garlic, oregano, and cumin; cook, stirring, until pepper softens, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, and vinegar; cook, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat one tablespoon olive oil in a skillet; add turkey and sprinkle with chili powder. Heat and stir for about 5 minutes. Cover and set aside. With back of spoon, coarsely mash some of the beans. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Heat tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave. Spoon bean filling onto tortillas and layer with seasoned turkey. Wrap and serve.

Nutrition Information: 2 wraps per serving; 370 calories, 13g fat, 250mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 17g protein