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Lean & Spicy Taco Meat

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  30 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  6 servings, about 1/2 cup each
A combination of lean ground beef and ultra-lean ground turkey breast makes a less-greasy filling. Bypass taco-seasoning packets in favor of making your own full-flavored filling.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat just before serving.
8 ounces  93%-lean ground beef
8 ounces  99%-lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup  chopped onion
1 10-ounce can  diced tomatoes with green chiles, preferably Rotel brand (see Tip), or 1 1/4 cups petite-diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon  ground chipotle chile or 1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano

Tip: Look for Rotel brand diced tomatoes with green chiles—original or mild, depending on your spice preference—and set the heat level with either ground chipotle chile (adds smoky heat) or chili powder (adds rich chili taste without extra spice).
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Place beef, turkey and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain off fat. Wipe out the pan. Return the meat to the pan and add tomatoes, cumin, ground chipotle (or chili powder) and oregano. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 6 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   6 servings, about 1/2 cup each
Calories: 98
Fat. Total: 2g
Protein: 17g
Carbohydrates, Total: 3g
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Sodium: 243mg
% Cal. from Fat: 18%
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