Lighter Beef Tacos

Lighter Beef Tacos

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Prep Cook Ready in Servings
20 min 20 min 40 min 4


341 gm Beef, ground, extra lean
1/2 tsp Black pepper (or to taste)
2 tsp Chili powder
1 1/2 tbsp Cumin
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
12 cup Lettuce, romaine (shredded)
2 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
3 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve
1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 cup Diced tomatoes, canned
12 small tortilla(s) Tortilla, corn
1 tsp Vegetable oil
1 large Yellow onion (chopped)


In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion and bell peppers; cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 cup water; cook until water has evaporated and vegetables are softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add garlic, diced tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Add beef. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season taco filling with salt and pepper.

To serve, spoon filling onto tortillas, top with salsa and lettuce, and fold to enclose.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 407
Calories from fat 96
Calories from saturated fat 29.2
Total Fat 10.7 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 1852 mg
Potassium 1723 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 12.9 g
Sugars 14.3 g
Protein 27.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat 0.9
Vegetables 5.9

Energy sources

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