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Fast And Easy Recipe For Healthy Beef Tacos

Sunday Dinner: Lighter Beef Tacos

Now that Spring is here, spend less time in your kitchen and more time outside enjoying your lush new surroundings. Dinner doesn't have to be heavy on the time or the calories for it to taste good, as evidenced by this recipe for piquant, spicy beef tacos. If you're looking for a gratifying meal that'll be ready in 20 minutes, then


Lighter Beef Tacos

Lighter Beef Tacos

Fast, Easy, Healthy Beef Tacos


1 teaspoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
1 large onion, chopped
2 bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 pound ground beef sirloin
12 soft corn tortillas (6-inch)
Store-bought salsa and shredded iceberg lettuce, for serving


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion and bell peppers; cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 cup water; cook until water has evaporated and vegetables are softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beef. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season taco filling with salt and pepper. To serve, spoon filling onto tortillas, top with salsa and lettuce, and fold to enclose.

Serves 4.

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smileyface smileyface 7 years
smileyface smileyface 7 years
I made this for dinner tonight and it is soooo good! I usually make tacos with the mix in the store and this is so much better! I fried some of the tortillas and that made it even better (tho bad for you but it was good I couldn't resist!) Oh and limelindsey, there was like no excess fat when I cooked the meet. Maybe because its sirloin instead of regular ground beef, so you can make the recipe as listed with no worries.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
merfie23 merfie23 7 years
Just made this for my husband and I. He is so picky and I'm always trying to get him to eat healthier. I used organic beef and veggies, I had some left over chicken so I did a small batch w/ that. It was so good, my husband asked if I would make it again!
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
Wouldn't it be lighter if you browned the beef in another pan and then poured off the fat? There's no way you'd be able to skim it off this way - and I'd rather eat my fat in cheese form, thank you very much!
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