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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 toppings) equals 294 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.