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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 351.7
  • Total Fat 22.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol 69.7 mg
  • Sodium 286.6 mg
  • Potassium 415.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
  • Sugars 0.0 g
  • Protein 23.6 g
  • Vitamin A 15.0 %
  • Vitamin B-12 35.5 %
  • Vitamin B-6 16.0 %
  • Vitamin C 13.4 %
  • Vitamin D 0.0 %
  • Vitamin E 4.6 %
  • Calcium 16.8 %
  • Copper 6.8 %
  • Folate 12.9 %
  • Iron 15.8 %
  • Magnesium 10.8 %
  • Manganese 15.5 %
  • Niacin 22.1 %
  • Pantothenic Acid 5.6 %
  • Phosphorus 30.5 %
  • Riboflavin 16.8 %
  • Selenium 27.7 %
  • Thiamin 8.0 %
  • Zinc 27.4 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in Beef Tacos

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Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of Beef Tacos

225 calories of Ground beef, lean, (3 oz)

62 calories of Taco Shells, (1 medium (approx 5" dia))

49 calories of Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, (0.25 cup, shredded)

9 calories of Red Ripe Tomatoes, (0.25 cup, chopped or sliced)

5 calories of Poultry seasoning, (1 tsp)

2 calories of Romaine Lettuce (salad), (0.25 cup, shredded)

0 calories of Water, tap, (0.09 cup (8 fl oz))


Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

I would like to know what type of beef burger they are using to get 24 grams of protein from 3 oz. of burger. Submitted by:
CROTCHMAVIN

(1/27/13)
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i think it a very good way for me lose weight from the calories. <3 Submitted by:
ZENORAPOWELL

(10/16/12)
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i use half as much meat and add a peeled and chopped potato to the water salt and pepper very tasty! Submitted by:
LARAMIEA27

(6/15/12)
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I use Maria and Ricardo's Tortilla Factory Fiber Rich Whole Wheat Tortillas instead. Only 45 calories each and very filling! And raw sweet onions; when Vidalias are in season those are the best. I've also used th3e Smart Ground tofu crumble Mexican in place of ground beef. Submitted by:
ALFVAEN

(8/16/11)
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We also add a can of fat-free refried beans to the meat (after browning and seasoning). Gives it more substance without lots of extra calories. Also makes more tacos for bigger families. Submitted by:
ENGLTEACH

(6/18/11)
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This recipe was pretty good, but I am a little confused by the calorie count. When I read the info on the taco shell and taco seasoning package, the prepared taco only had 250ish calories per serving. That is alot less then this recipe. Submitted by:
MAXJENEMMOM

(1/27/11)
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This pretty much how I always made my beef tacos + some chili powder to spice it up, some salsa, low fat sour cream & just a little guacamole. Submitted by:
KSHAGGY

(11/21/10)
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I use my own taco seasoning mix as I have high blood pressure & need to watch my sodium intake. Other than that it looks good! katilyn1 Submitted by:
KATILYN1

(9/11/10)
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I would use lean grown chicken or turkey it really taste so nice and dont even miss the beef. Fewer Calories as well Submitted by:
MOLLYGIRL42

(4/6/10)
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I like to add a dallop of fat-free yogurt or sour cream too...mmmm so good! Submitted by:
LIVETHEDREAM4ME

(3/2/10)
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This recipe is similar to what I am use to making but I use lean meat. I season the meat myself (onion powder and garlic powder) since taco seasoning has too much sodium. Once I put the beef, cheese, tomato and lettuce on the taco shell, I top it off with some salsa. Great recipe! Submitted by:
RMVAL52

(7/20/09)
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O.K. to keep it low cal use Turkey meat 85/15 and instead of package mix to make it more healthy use a your own spices a palm of Cumin a palm of Chili powder, 1/4 cup water salt to taste!! Ta Da all better for you (lite on cheese)
Use this all the time!! SKIP SHELLS AND MAKE A TURKEY TACO SALAD!
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INEEDHELP22

(7/10/09)
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Sounds good. I may even omit the cheese and save a few extra calories! Submitted by:
BONNYR

(7/10/09)
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I always boil and rinse my hamburger meat after browning for recipes like tacos or spaghetti sauce etc. This makes the hamburger 97% lean and still retains all of the nutrients. This works for all hamburger. The flavor given up by the fat is more than made up with the seasonings. Bon Appetito! Submitted by:
DEISTEXTREMIST

(7/10/09)
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Make them all the time, but my family likes black olives and lowfat sour cream along with salsa. We like our veggies. I use 90/10 beef so it is good for your Cholesterol count too. Submitted by:
PATIOSTONEY

(6/29/09)
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Use a leaf of lettuce instead of the taco shell. You retain the crisp effect and the carbs are so reduced that you can have several. Submitted by:
DAMETEMPLAR

(6/29/09)
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tacos are always a favorite. i don't use the prepack seasonings though. i season myself to cut down on sodium. Submitted by:
100MILLBUTRFLYS

(6/28/09)
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I used extra lean ground beef, added my own seasonings and used the lowfat cheese. Nonfat cheese has way too many chemicals for me and a lot of msg which I can not tolerate. Taco seasonings has a lot of msg also. If you tolorate msg, then taco seasoning does work great! Great recipe though! Submitted by:
CLASSICROX

(4/27/09)
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I usually use extra lean ground beef and fat free cheddar. It's much healthier and you really can't tell a difference. Submitted by:
SIRENSCREAMS

(1/5/09)
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I make these just as this recipe states. A great classic! Modifiers should submit their own recipes. If you use lean/extra lean gr. beef (4% fat) as recipe states don't need to rinse the meat, add the water or meat gets too dry. 3 crispy taco shells are only 150 cal. So enjoy, I use 1 oz. per taco. Submitted by:
A1CMOM

(10/24/08)
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Curious - Step 4 says to put 2 oz beef into shell and next line says a serving is 3 oz. Which is correct and which one goes with nutrition numbers? Submitted by:
ARVALBAR

(6/28/08)
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any taco meat that I make, I add some frozen corn & pinto or red beans to - it gives it more flavor & texture, cuts down the calories and fills you up with more fiber Submitted by:
CCRCCR

(6/28/08)
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very tastyI used ground turkey to lower calories. Submitted by:
KHEAL1

(6/28/08)
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Step 4 says to put in 2 oz. beef, then a serving is said to be "3 oz. beef". Is the nutrition info based on 2-or 3- oz. of beef?? Submitted by:
CLASSYCHASSIS

(12/27/07)
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Why would anyone add water.? Drain any fat from the beef, run it under hot water and strain; Add seasonings, they will blend. Try with heated soft corn tortillas (not fried in fat) this will lower the calorie content a lot. Submitted by:
MOOKBALL

(12/25/07)
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i make this minus the shells; just as a salad; using low fat sour cream & salsa as dressing on side Submitted by:
LOOK-AT-ME-NOW

(12/25/07)
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