Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tiny-Waist Tacos

This is such a great, easy supper that really does not reveal in any way that it's super light. My husband loves these tacos, and I let him pile his high with his own condiments, though I stick to reduced-fat sour cream and light cheese -- with lots of shredded lettuce! Also, I usually make some brown rice and mix in a cup of fresh or frozen/thawed corn in the last minute or two of boiling, plus some salt, pepper and paprika for an easy Spanish rice to go with these delicious, fulfilling tacos.

Tacos for a Teeny-Tiny Waist
You'll need:

8 taco shells, any brand, heated
2 T. chili powder
1 T. cumin
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
8 oz. lean ground beef (you can definitely substitute chicken or ground turkey with this!)
8 oz. tomato sauce
8 oz. drained, rinsed kidney beans (or any other bean you like! You can use corn or peas, also)

First heat your tacos in the oven, according to package directions. Then heat a skillet over medium and add the cumin and chili powder, letting them toast for just 30 seconds until fragrant. Then add the oil and stir together with the spices, into a paste. Toss in the onion and saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and let it get warm, about 1 minute. Finally add in your beef and brown it all over. Then pour in the tomato sauce and beans, stirring until combined, letting all the flavors mingle, about 5 minutes.

I know this is only 6 points on WW for two tacos (around 350 calories), each with 1/4 C. meat filling and 2 T. of reduced-fat sour cream. I usually mix parsley and chives into the sour cream before dolloping for a nice extra zing. These are so good and delicious, and my husband is always so happy to come home to them!


punintended said...

god why does everything you post in here sound SO YUMMY. i'll totes be cooking some of these recipes soonsies.

The Dainty Deb said...

Yo, I just finished eating these like 8.30 minutes ago -- swear to god. They ARE delish.... Please come visit soon so that I might cook for you!!