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Zesty Beef Tacos

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Yields: 6 servings + reserves
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs to 8 hrs (low) or 3 to 3 1/2 hours (high)

Zesty Beef Tacos



  1. In an extra-large skillet, cook ground beef until brown. Drain off fat. Place beef in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in onions, sweet peppers, salsa, and black beans.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Reserve and store* half of the beef mixture; use in Easy Posole (see recipe below). Spoon remaining beef mixture into taco shells. Sprinkle with green onions, chopped tomato, and shredded lettuce, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

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Place reserved beef mixture in an airtight container; seal. Chill for up to 3 days.

Easy Posole:

In a large saucepan, combine reserved beef mixture, two 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth; 14.5-ounce can golden hominy, rinsed and drained; and 1 1/2 cups frozen loose-pack hash brown potatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. If desired, top with dairy sour cream, snipped fresh cilantro, and chopped canned roasted red sweet peppers. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts per serving of Easy Posole:

230 cal., 6 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 68 mg chol., 856 mg sodium, 33 g carb., 6 g dietary fiber, 11 g protein.

Nutrition Facts (Zesty Beef Tacos)

    Per serving:
  • 368 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 54 mg chol.,
  • 1149 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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