If you are looking to make ground beef tacos that are lower in calories, try using a lean form of beef. It’s also good to use low-fat cheese, which has fewer calories than regular cheese. You can also choose to use whole-grain tortillas instead of traditional flour ones, which will add more fiber and vitamins to your meal.
One pound of ground beef can serve three to four people and can be eaten on a hard or soft shell, depending on how many toppings you like. To make the meat healthier, cook it with a small amount of water to help create a sauce that will keep the tacos juicy.
The recipe can be adapted to include other ingredients you enjoy, such as refried beans, salsa or avocado. The beans will provide fiber, vitamin A and calcium and the salsa or guacamole will add flavor and extra nutrients to your tacos.
To save time, you can prepare the taco filling ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer. Just reheat it on the stove before serving. You can also add toppings to each individual taco, such as fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, sliced tomatoes or pickled jalapeno rings. It’s also great to drizzle a little pico de gallo, 5 Minute Mango Salsa or classic Homemade Salsa over your tacos to add another layer of flavor.