Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - Easiest Taco Meat EVER!

If I've said it once, I've said it a gazillion times... no matter how tight your diet, there's no reason to eat bland, flavorless food. No Reason. Period. Here's another super simple, 2-ingredient recipe that will give you the flavor you want, the protein you need, and keep you on track with your goals. This is truly the easiest taco meat EVER. How do you use it? Over a bed of lettuce and/or shredded cabbage. Over spaghetti squash. Over a baked potato. Over taco chips (I like Natural Tostitos Blue Corn Tortilla Chips) ). In a wrap (I like La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low Carb Tortillas ). In a (gasp!) Taco Shell. If you've got some wiggle room in your diet, I've also included a list of add-in's that ROCK!

Easiest Taco Meat EVER
Chelle Stafford
Makes 4 servings

1 lb extra lean ground beef (97% fat free) [can sub ground chicken breast or ultra lean ground turkey]
1 cup salsa of choice
*optional add-in's: 1 can rinsed & drained black beans (no salt added); 1 can sliced black olives, rinsed & drained; Mrs Dash Extra Spicy; Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle.
*optional toppers: 2 Tbsp per serving fat-free greek yogurt; 1/4 sliced/diced avocado per serving; diced onion

Brown ground meat in skillet over medium-high heat.
When meat is nearly cooked through, add salsa and mix well. Cover and simmer 5 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

*If you're adding in, toss your extra ingredients in with the salsa for the simmer phase.
TIP: leftovers can be portioned and frozen.

per serving: 199 calories; 24 grams protein; 4 grams carbs; 9 grams fat.
With beans, olives, tomatoes & Mrs Dash: per serving: 334 calories; 30 grams protein; 26 grams carbs; 11 grams fat; 7 grams fiber. Net 19 grams carbs. 

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