Lean & Spicy Taco Meat Recipe

Looking for an easy Lean & Spicy Taco Meat recipe? Learn how to make Lean & Spicy Taco Meat using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 6 servings



Adapted from eatingwell.com. ground beef, ground turkey breast, onion, canned diced tomatoes with green chiles or petite-diced tomatoes, cumin, ground chipotle chile, dried oregano cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Lean & Spicy Taco Meat

6 ounces cooked 90%-lean ground beef, net from 8 ounces fresh (23564)
6 ounces cooked ground turkey breast, net from 8 ounces fresh (5242)
1/2 cup chopped onion
10 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies (104608) , preferably Rotel brand (see Tip) or petite-diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder or 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Recipe Directions for Lean & Spicy Taco Meat

  1. Place beef, turkey and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain off fat. Wipe out the pan. Return the meat to the pan and add tomatoes, cumin, ground chipotle (or chili powder) and oregano. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 6 minutes.s

  2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat just before serving.

  3. Tips: Look for Rotel brand diced tomatoes with green chiles‚??original or mild, depending on your spice preference‚??and set the heat level with either ground chipotle chile (adds smoky heat) or chili powder (adds rich chili taste without extra spice).

Categories

Beef, Chicken, Tomatoes, Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Saute, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 114.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
121
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Sodium
231mg
10%
Potassium
217mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
3.5g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
16.1g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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