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Lighter Beef Tacos

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These soft tacos use lean ground sirloin and low-fat corn tortillas as sensible substitutions. Skip the sour cream and guacamole -- opt for a fiery salsa instead.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008
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For the best flavor, warm the tortillas briefly in the microwave before serving.

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  • naomialice
    8 OCT, 2011
    Need the nutrition infomation to aid me in my special diet ordered by doctors. Sounds good but not sure if its good for me.
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  • vandygirlcr
    25 AUG, 2011
    Considering the only thing with calories listed would be the oil, tomato paste, tortillas and beef, the number of total calories are dependent on what brand and cut you buy at the store. Just count up the calories! You could probably make these will less than 150 calories per taco depending on which leanness of sirloin you get. Read your labels and you'll know exactly what you're eating.
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  • packergal
    25 AUG, 2011
    I too am disappointed that nutrition info in not given. That is also the problem with your Every Day Food Mag and I am thinking of not renewing for that reason and I have every issue since # 1. Many of us need this information for various health reasons.
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  • bimmergirl
    25 AUG, 2011
    Yes, left me thinking same. How light? What is nutritional analysis? How many calories can I save by using low fat tortillas and light sour cream. I LOVE my MS website but I probably won't try this because I don't have all the facts. How long will we have to ask for nutritional analysis before we get it?
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  • cookinggirlvaper
    23 DEC, 2010
    Would love to know the calories
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  • sbjohnston
    23 OCT, 2010
    This worked out great! I used 90/10 ground beef so there was not much fat and grease. Took no time at all and had way more flavor than I expected.
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  • emmasyaya
    13 AUG, 2010
    "Lighter Beef Tacos"? lighter than what? with a recipe that is billed as a healthier alternative, it would seem reasonable to expect nutrition information to be included, no?
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  • LovetheUK
    12 AUG, 2010
    Can't live without the sour cream? Try 2% Greek yogurt instead. You won't know the difference. Way better than low/non-fat sour creams.
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  • kbottani
    1 JUN, 2010
    So much better than packaged taco seasoning! I didn't mind the little bit of extra work... especially because I felt so great after eating them. I made mine with ground turkey but that's just a personal preference for me. I also heated my tortillas on the burner.
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  • Cookingcutie11
    7 MAR, 2010
    These were very easy and very delicious. I didn't feel at all that I was eating "diet" food and it was great to satisfy my taco craving while trying to lose weight. I'd definitely make this again. It had great flavor.
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