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Lean and Spicy Tacos

Lean and Spicy Tacos
Lean and Spicy Tacos
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


1 c. tomatoes, diced

1 medium avocado, chopped

1 Tbsp. cilantro flakes

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef

3 Tbsp. low-sodium taco seasoning mix

3 Tbsp. onion, minced

10 whole-wheat tortillas

2 c. shredded lettuce

½ c. fat-free shredded cheese

Optional: favorite preferred taco sauce, refried beans or black beans


Mix tomatoes, avocado and cilantro flakes in small to medium-sized bowl. Spray frying pan with nonstick cooking spray and turn to medium heat. Add ground beef and taco seasoning. Use a spoon or spatula to break up ground beef. Cover pan and let cook for a few minutes, then add minced onions. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally until beef is browned and fully cooked (about 10 minutes). Warm tortillas in microwave about 15 seconds. Prepare each taco by placing beef in taco shell, then lettuce and tomato mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve

Makes 10 servings. Each serving has 240 calories, 8 g fat, 16 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber and 410 mg sodium.



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