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Zesty Tacos

Jazz up everyday tacos in a snap! Black-eyed peas and a drizzle of Italian dressing are the surprise ingredients that perk up this recipe. —Susie Bonham, Fairview, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, prepare taco shells according to package directions. Stir peas into skillet; heat through. Spoon 1/4 cup beef mixture into each taco shell. Top with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. Drizzle with salad dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 302 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 933mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • muffbear74
    May 12, 2015

    The black-eyed peas were a nice addition.

  • Shoes58
    Oct 21, 2011

    No comment left

  • hedjo
    Jan 8, 2011

    Using black-eyed peas and italian dressing as ingredients for tacos is a great idea! My husband and I really liked this recipe and will put this in our dinner rotation. Thanks!

  • hungryhubby
    Oct 30, 2010

    Very tasty twist on a traditional taco.Loved it!

  • devilgrrl
    Sep 27, 2010

    Really refreshing with the blackeyed peas & italian dressing. Delicious!

  • mummytothree
    Aug 29, 2010

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  • Seminoles
    Aug 23, 2009

    This was so good! My teenage son ate five of them!