Terrific Tacos and Homemade Taco Seasoning

Check out this healthy version of a family favorite! These terrific tacos are the perfect quick recipe for those busy weeknights or laid back weekends.
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Terrific Tacos

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

You Will Need

  • A skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) black beans (no added salt, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (95% lean, 5% fat)
  • 3-4 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water (as needed)

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet
  2. Add black beans, Mexican style tomatoes, and 4 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  3. Simmer ingredients together

Tips 

  • Swap out Mexican corn for black beans or use both!
  • To cut saturated fat, use ground turkey or ground chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Makes 8, 1/2 cup servings

  • 137 calories
  • 3 g fat
  • 243 mg sodium
  • 11 g carbohydrate
  • 4 g protein
  • 4 g fiber
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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Total Time: 5 Minutes

You Will Need

  • Air-tight Container

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper

Directions

  1. Mix seasonings together
  2. Store in an air-tight container
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Lea Rice, RD, LDN, CDE

All recipes come from Lea Rice,
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Mahaska Health.