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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)

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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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    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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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tacos are always a favorite. i don't use the prepack seasonings though. i season myself to cut down on sodium. - 6/28/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also use g-turkey, try adding black beans . I add celantro mixed in with the lettuce for a different flavor. My kids love to add black olives. - 6/28/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I usually use extra lean ground beef and fat free cheddar. It's much healthier and you really can't tell a difference. - 1/5/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    trying it - 1/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time when I make tacos...Absolutely delicious!!! - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this taco recipe all the time. It's delicious and easy to make. - 12/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very tastyI used ground turkey to lower calories. - 6/28/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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?? - 12/27/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i make this minus the shells; just as a salad; using low fat sour cream & salsa as dressing on side - 12/25/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and so easy to make!!! - 6/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick dinner that the whole family will eat - 3/16/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fast and easy great taste - 3/13/07

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  • I would like to know what type of beef burger they are using to get 24 grams of protein from 3 oz. of burger. - 1/27/13

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  • i think it a very good way for me lose weight from the calories. <3 - 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! - 6/15/12

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  • Simple tacos are always a hit! Lots of salsa and beans, some plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Pile on the veggies or make into a salad. Yum - 8/24/11

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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. - 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. - 6/18/11

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  • easy and quick - 4/2/11

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  • sounds good and tasty - 2/1/11

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  • Great for lunch! - 2/1/11

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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. - 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. - 11/21/10

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  • Nice and thanks for the reminder! I always forget about making tacos at home! - 10/18/10

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  • made this and loved it - 10/6/10

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  • I use buffalo meat alot and it requires little time to cook. Just brown, season to personal taste and it is done to use in many of the suggested ways. - 9/14/10

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  • sounds good
    - 9/14/10

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  • We add a can of pork and beans to the ground beef after browning. - 9/13/10

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  • loved it! - 9/12/10

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  • I can't eat just one taco, but I put a small amount of meat, open the shell and add more lettuce and tomatoes. - 9/11/10

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  • I have a very similar recipe so will probably try this one also. - 9/11/10

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  • Yes...indeed a meal the whole family enjoys! We make these at least every other week with Xtra Lean Ground Beef. And to stretch the recipe, I'll add left over Mexican Rice to the Taco Meat. As for the cheese...that's a topping that I personally skip, but the kids love it! - 9/11/10

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  • Going to try it with ground turkey - I haven't had red beef in 12 weeks and instead of using the shells it will make a great taco salad. - 9/11/10

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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 - 9/11/10

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  • I've made this recipe using tofu crumbles along with taco seasoning (I'm a vegetarian). I love it and my famiy does too! i also double the recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Simple and good! - 9/11/10

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  • Isn't this the recipe on the back of every pacage of taco seasoning? - 9/11/10

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  • I ALWAYS FORGET THE SHELL AND MAKE IT INTO TACO SALAD. YUM!! - 9/11/10

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  • I add black olives and onions and hot salsa delicious - 9/11/10

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  • Very good indeed. It can be changed up a little bit for your own taste, and still be great. - 9/11/10

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  • Going to try this! - 9/11/10

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  • Quick and easy - 7/11/10

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  • My family loved it! - 5/8/10

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  • awesome recipe! - 4/24/10

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  • I like to add a dallop of fat-free yogurt or sour cream too...mmmm so good! - 3/2/10

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  • Good Taco. - 2/20/10

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  • Excellent recipe. I had this about a week ago and I am going to be trying it again tonight1 - 1/27/10

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  • Sounds like a really good meal I will try it tonight. thanks - 12/10/09

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  • This recipe is pretty much what I make all the time. It's good. I will definitely be using it again. - 11/13/09

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  • This recipe was amazingly delicious. I made my own taco shells which tasted alot better than store bought shells. - 10/29/09

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  • This will be our dinner tonight. I do like to add Veggie Shards instead of cheese and built mine like a salad. DH likes the taco shells. Works for both of us...I usually use a salsa for dressing on my "salad" and a dollop of FF sour cream. - 10/28/09

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  • i love tacos and they dont take long to make! - 7/24/09

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  • I also make my own taco seasonin using cayenne, cumin , chili paprika. I also add some grated garlic, chopped onion and chopped jalapeno for heat (we like heat & spice ). I often use ground turkey but whichever I use I add black beans and cut back on amt of meat. We always use whole wheat tortillas - 7/23/09

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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! - 7/20/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds alot like the directions on the back of the box...but it's good eating either way - 7/14/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use shreded pork and leave bowels of additives out to chose from - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds awesome; will try! - 7/12/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! - 7/11/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I food combine, so I would do this w/o taco shells. Instead put it in a lettuce leaf. I also do that with BLT's, w/o bread. - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Terrific! Thanks for sharing the recipe! - 7/11/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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! - 7/10/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. I may even omit the cheese and save a few extra calories! - 7/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love tacos, I give it a 5 star rating. - 7/10/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love tacos but i would use turkey meat instead - 6/28/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love tacos. - 6/28/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful and I am going to try it very soon.
    - 6/28/09

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 6/28/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe; great for a lazy day. - 1/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GOOD - 12/25/08

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  • My whole family enjoyed these tacos! Since we are a family of 5, I had to double the recipe. Very yummy. - 1/6/08

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