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Zesty Beef Tacos

Makes: 6 servings Yield: 6 servings + reserves
Prep 25 mins Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low) or 3 to 3 1/2 hours (high)
Zesty Beef Tacos
  • 2  pounds  lean ground beef
  • 2  medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2  medium green sweet peppers, chopped
  • 2 16  ounce jars  medium or hot salsa
  • 2 15 - 16  ounce cans  black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 12  taco shells
  • 1/2  cup  sliced green onions
  • 1  small tomato, chopped
  •  shredded lettuce, optional

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.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 368,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 54,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 32,
  • sodium (mg) 1149,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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