Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tex-Mex Beef Tacos

So I will fully admit, beef tacos aren't usually something you need a recipe for, unless you are me, and can screw up a pot of boiling water.

But lately Mondays have involved me cooking dinner because D has to work the late shift. Yesterday was different as he wasn't getting off work until 10. So I couldn't even just eat a snack and wait for him. I found this recipe and was pretty sure I could handle cutting up an onion. So I put it on the list.

It was pretty easy to make. As usual, the hardest part was timing it with the side (Bacon Chipotle Refried Beans). Everything was in one pan.

It had a lot of taste and spice. I really liked it. I wish the portions were bigger but eh.

I would have again.

Tex-Mex Beef Tacos

Photo by ALB

Add some pizazz to traditional soft tacos by including corn kernels and black beans in the filling. The mixture also works well in crunchy corn taco shells.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 taco)

Cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 to 3 drained canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
10 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, garlic, and beef; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble beef. Stir in corn and next 6 ingredients (corn through chiles). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture into each tortilla.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 266; Calories from fat: 25%; Fat: 7.3g; Saturated fat: 2.7g; Monounsaturated fat: 3g; Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g; Protein: 13g; Carbohydrate: 27.6g; Fiber: 4.6g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Iron: 1.9mg; Sodium: 547mg; Calcium: 25mg

Cooking Light MAY 2004

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