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Mexican Beef Recipe
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Mexican Beef Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 taco shells, flour tortillas or tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup taco meat and 1 taco shell equals 237 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and oregano.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with taco shells. Garnish with toppings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Beef in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p222

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup taco meat and 1 taco shell equals 237 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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