Make-Your-Own Tacos

Author: Canadian Living

Bonus: Cut Fat, Boost Fibre Cooking the beef first and draining off fat reduces fat content. Kidney beans add a boost to the dinner's fibre, iron and protein without the fat of traditional refried beans.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (375g) lean ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can red kidney bean drained and rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cup mild salsa
  • 12 taco shells
  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 ml) shredded cheese

Method

In large nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. With slotted spoon, transfer to bowl; drain off fat in skillet.

Add onion, chili powder and oregano to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add beef, beans and salsa; simmer for 5 minutes. Divide among taco shells. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

 

Nutritional facts Per serving, about:

  • Sodium 851 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 609.0
  • Cholesterol 72 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 55 g

%RDI

  • Iron 36.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 34.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 26.0
  • Vitamin C 58.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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