Lighter Beef Tacos Recipe

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Dwight Wells Modified: March 23, 2022
Lighter Beef Tacos Recipe

How To Make Lighter Beef Tacos

Enjoy the goodness of beef tacos without feeling guilty about extra carbs with this lightened recipe that does away with cream and loads up on spices.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1tspvegetable oil
  • 1largeonion
  • 2bell peppers,ribs and seeds removed
  • 3clovegarlic
  • 2tbsptomato paste
  • 2tspchili powder
  • tspground cumin
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • ¾lbground beef sirloin
  • 12soft corn tortillas
  • store-bought salsa,and shredded iceberg lettuce


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion and bell peppers; cook until crisp-tender. Add 1 cup water; cook until water has evaporated and vegetables are softened.

  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.

  3. Season taco filling with salt and pepper. To serve, spoon filling onto tortillas, top with salsa and lettuce, and fold to enclose.


  • Calories: 401.41kcal
  • Fat: 16.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.02g
  • Fiber: 7.55g
  • Sugar: 5.84g
  • Protein: 22.94g
  • Cholesterol: 66.34mg
  • Sodium: 624.17mg
  • Calcium: 114.94mg
  • Potassium: 718.32mg
  • Iron: 3.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 120.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 81.28mg
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