Ground Beef Soft Tacos

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Looking to switch up your usual tacos? Use ground turkey, chicken or crumbled tofu instead of ground beef.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes  

Makes: 4 Servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef, preferably 95 percent lean (Vegetarians: Substitute 14 to 16 ounces crumbled firm tofu)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned black beans (preferably low sodium or no-salt-added), drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup salsa, with no more than 85 mg sodium per 2 tablespoons
  • 8 corn tortillas (about 6 inches in diameter), warmed
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (optional)
  • ¼ cup reduced fat or “light” sour cream


  1. Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Add onion and cook, stirring often until soft, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking 1 more minute.
  2. Stir in beef (or tofu) and salt. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add black beans and salsa and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Fill each tortilla with equal amounts of meat. Top each with lettuce, cilantro, if desired, and sour cream. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (Per serving):

Calories: 318, Total Fat: 9g, Protein: 30g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Carbohydrate: 23g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Calcium: 98mg, Total Sugars: 4g Sodium: 360mg

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