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Tasty Tacos Recipe

Tasty Tacos Recipe

A taco seasoning made from scratch with pantry staples deliciously jazzes up ground beef, turning Tuesday night into an all-out fiesta. Add your favorite toppings, and dinner is served! —Rebecca Levesque, St. George, New Brunswick
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 taco shells, warmed
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions and shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Spoon beef mixture into taco shells. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos (calculated without optional toppings) equals 306 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 468 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.