Top Your Own Tacos

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Top Your Own Tacos

Top Your Own Tacos
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: DCC
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Beef
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

Forget take-out and enjoy Mexican food at home with this quick and easy taco recipe.


1 can refried Beans
12 corn Tortillas
1 1/2 pounds ground Beef
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 packet low-sodium Taco seasoning
3 cups shredded Lettuce
3 cups chopped Tomatoes
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup Sour cream
3 cups Salsa


Fry ground beef with onions, pouring off excess fat. Stir in taco seasoning. Heat refried beans in a saucepan. Warm tortillas one at a time in a frying pan over medium heat, flipping them several times. Keep warm in a clean dish towel.

Fill tortillas with beef and/or beans, and let diners top the filling with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and salsa.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 521
Total Fat: 29 g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 591 mg
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Protein: 35 g
Fiber: 5 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 177 mg

Cook's Notes:

Use extra lean ground beef, ground turkey or chicken as well as low-fat or fat-free sour cream and part skim milk cheese to lower the fat and calories in this dish.

Tacos pack a lot of good food into those shells. Add Spanish rice and a salad of shredded cabbage and carrots with tangy vinaigrette, just like the restaurants do.