It may seem like a contradiction but I beefed up our tacos by using less beef. An addition of dark red kidney beans and corn added nutrition by way of fiber and antioxidants, and reduced the amount of meat we ate without even noticing. It’s a great way to save a little off of your grocery bill too. Beef is becoming more expensive, even the ground variety. We enjoyed these with a scant sprinkling of a Mexican cheese blend, baby leaf lettuce, fresh, juicy tomatoes from the garden, and our very first batch ever of homemade salsa.

Beefed up tacos

Beefed up tacos

Beefed up tacos

Beefed up tacos

Shave off some fat and calories by using ground turkey or chicken. Just make sure it’s skinless ground breast meat you’re buying or you could be eating just as much fat as in ground beef. We used 90% ground beef here.

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