Thursday, February 28, 2013

Extra Lean Beef Taco Meat

Throw away those taco seasonings and make this Extra Lean Beef Taco Meat using only a few spices.  You'll truly have an authentic homemade recipe you will enjoy making over and over again..  I incorporated some of my mother's ingredients, but used extra lean ground beef instead of the fattening meat she usually buys.  With only 5 grams of fat and 4 carbs per serving, this recipe makes enough to fill 12 taco shells, and your tummy.  Hope you enjoy.

Extra Lean Beef Taco Meat
Cocina De Don Pedro © 2013
Pedro R. Flores, Jr.. All Rights Reserved.

Makes 4 Servings, 1/4 recipe each, enough to fill 3 crunchy tacos
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray, Butter Flavored, generous amount
- 1/2 cup Bell Pepper (any color), diced
- 1/2 cup Onion, diced
- 1 lb. Extra Lean Ground Beef
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder (preferably Gebhardt brand)
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Comino (ground cumin)

- Medium Frying Pan
- Wooden Spoon
- Knife
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cutting Board

If you've read my other recipes you will notice that I use non-stick cooking spray quite a bit.  That is because I don't use butter or margarine for cooking.  I feel it's unnecessary fat added to your foods.  So when I say, "spray generously", spray generously. :-)

- Place frying pan on high heat and "spray generously."  After a full 90 seconds throw in your peppers and onions and stir-fry vegetables for a good 3 minutes. Continue to spray as needed.
- After done frying, reduce heat to medium and add beef.  Break apart with wooden spoon until it's slightly crumbled.  Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove lid, add remaining ingredients (spices), and Mix thoroughly.  Cover and let simmer another 5 minutes.
- Remove lid, spray with non-stick cooking spray and stir-fry until most of the broth evaporates. Leave very little broth, just enough to keep meat slightly moist.

- Tacos, Enchiladas, Salads, Burritos, etc.

Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size = 1/4 Recipe

Calories 160 Sodium 654 mg
Total Fat 5 g Potassium 91 mg
Saturated 2 g Total Carbs 4 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 2 g
Trans 0 g Protein 25 g
Cholesterol 70 mg

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