Lean & Spicy Taco Meat

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A combination of lean ground beef and ultra-lean ground turkey breast makes a less-greasy filling. Bypass taco-seasoning packets in favor of making your own full-flavored filling.

Lean & Spicy Taco Meat
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 8 ounces 93%-lean ground beef

  • 8 ounces 99%-lean ground turkey breast

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, preferably Rotel brand (see Tip), or 1 1/4 cups petite-diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile, or 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

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

  2. 6 servings, about 1/2 cup each

  3. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
98
Carbohydrates
3g
Fat
2g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
17g
Cholesterol
35mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
26mg
Sodium
243mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
3 1/2 very lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
0

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3 replies

ohneclue
ohneclue 2016-09-20 01:10:52 -0500 Report

If you're cooking with such lean meat, there's NO reason to drain off the liquid from the meat in a colander because you'll drain off the juice from the meat along with the tiny amount of fat. Don't be that afraid of the fat in 93% and 99% lean meats! That's ridiculous. We need some fat in our diet too.

Shadygradie
Shadygradie 2013-10-08 19:26:05 -0500 Report

Fabulous recipe. Easy to make and low in fat. Good for the whole family. Especially the non-diabetics!