Mmmm we used to have taco night once a week. Ever since I started my new lifestyle, I have subbed the turkey (breast) meat for the ground beef. The kids don't notice the difference, and I feel a little less guilty about eating some.
I have been making my own taco seasoning so I can cut back on the amount of salt that is used in the prepackaged seasoning.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container
This makes enough for one lb of meat. You want to add this to the meat after you've browned it, and a cup of hot water, then simmer until the water evaporates.
I've seen on a tv show about eating healthier... they use 4 inch whole wheat tortillas... and place them on this (hard to describe) wavy metal pan... they form the tortillas into a taco shape. Then it's baked to make them crisp. You can use those in place of the high sodium corn taco shells. I'll have to try it myself
Last edited by tamaralynn : 11-20-2007 at 09:07 PM.