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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 351.7
  • Total Fat: 22.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.7 mg
  • Sodium: 286.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 23.6 g

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Beef Tacos


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Introduction

A quick dinner the whole family will enjoy. A quick dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

    • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
    • 1 package taco seasoning
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 2 large tomatoes, diced
    • 2 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
    • shredded romaine lettuce
    • 8 taco shells (or whole wheat tortillas)

Directions

1. Brown beef in a sauté pan. Add water and taco seasoning to meat and bring to a boil. Simmer and stir until desired consistency is reached.



2. Heat taco shells (or tortillas) according to directions on package.



3. Dice tomatoes, shred cheese, and shred lettuce, all to desired amounts.



4. Pour two oz. beef into shell, and top with desired topping.



Makes 8 servings (1 shell with 3 oz beef, 1/4 cups cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.)





TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • 42 of 42 people found this review helpful
    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. - 6/29/09

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  • 20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    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! - 7/10/09

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  • Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    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 - 6/28/08

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  • Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    It's really easy to make tacos w/out taco seasoning---you just need a little chili powder, cumin and maybe coriander powder, some tomato sauce, diced onions and maybe garlic or peppers. I make 'em all the time using ground turkey. Leftovers make a great salad! - 3/23/07

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  • Very Good
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is basically the recipe I use all the time...but who eats only one taco? - 6/29/09

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I make it with my own seasonings added and we can have it like tossed salad with or without the tortilla then toss in a few tortilla chips for the crunch. I make tacos every week or two it's a favorite dish at my house. Make my own hot sauce too with jalapenos. - 7/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    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! - 4/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    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. - 10/24/08

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  • 6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    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? - 6/28/08

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  • 5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    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. - 12/25/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would use lean grown chicken or turkey it really taste so nice and dont even miss the beef. Fewer Calories as well - 4/6/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this about once a month. I always add onions to the meat, green oinions to the toppong. This time time will try it making my own taco mix. Thanks to those sending the recipe for making the mix. Vi - 7/10/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Just about the same as what we always make - 1/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! - 7/17/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is really good. I added corn also! - 7/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    not only sounds good looks good it is good no one can eat just one...... - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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. - 6/29/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love tacos, only time I eat meat. Try my family's favorite, 'Loose Tacos.' Same principle but instead of taco shells, crush doritoes, tostitoes, etc. on plate. Then build your own. Usually, tostitoes/taco meat/lettuce/chopped tomatoes/shredded cheese/Picante sauce. I forgo the cheese and sauce. - 6/28/09

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I like it but way to much cheese. - 10/24/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Nice and easy. I agree with Beelzeblonde. I make my own seasoning and that way you can add as many interesting veggies to the filling as you like! - 6/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love it.I make them often.And I make them with chicken.I don't eat the taco shell.I put lettuce and meat and cheese on a plate.It's still very good that way. - 9/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    a family must have in any season - 7/12/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe, I have used this in the past - 7/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also make my tacos this way! Fast and simple. Who doesn't love tacos! Adapt to your own diet and enjoy. - 7/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use tortilla chips in a bowl instead of the taco shells .
    I like this Mexican dish. - 7/10/09

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