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Texas Tacos Recipe

Texas Tacos Recipe

I created this recipe by combining a bunch of ingredients I know my kids always like. It's perfect for making ahead and I often keep the beefy mixture in a slow cooker on warm so the kids can simply stuff into taco shells after an afternoon of rigorous soccer practice. —Susan Scully, Mason, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 20 taco shells
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped fresh tomatoes and reduced-fat sour cream


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, red pepper and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef into crumbles. Drain.
  • 2. Stir in tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chili powder and salt; bring to a boil. Add rice; heat through. Serve in taco shells with toppings of your choice. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos (calculated without optional toppi: 294 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 2 lean meat

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"I loved recipes for kids, because kids are very cute and we have to take care them in all activities. Feeding food to them is very important and also we need to give the best vitamins in their food.

I found one of best recipes site here for kids"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"Great, tasty, filling recipe. I was telling my daughter about it and she said my grandsons (5 and 2) would love it, so I've promised to make it for them soon. I actually just threw about a cup of minute rice into the skillet with the other ingredients after browning the hamburger, onion and pepper and it cooked right along without having to dirty up another pan. Thank you for sharing the recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"Delicious, easy to make - better than the taco packets/seasoning!"

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