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Beef Tacos With Fresh Salsa

  Onion 1 Small
  Olive oil/Other vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced / crushed through a press
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Canned stewed tomatoes 7 1⁄4 Ounce, drained (1/2 Of 14 1/2 Ounce Can)
  Canned chopped green chilies 2 Ounce, drained (1/2 Of 4 Ounce Can, Mild)
  Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Green bell pepper 1 Small
  Fresh tomato 1 Medium
  Scallions 3
  Cilantro sprigs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar/Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot pepper sauce 3 Drop
  Shredded romaine lettuce 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Taco shells 12

1 Coarsely chop the onion.
2 In a large skillet, warm 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the mixture begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
3 Crumble in the beef and cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, for 2 to 3 minutes.
4 Add the stewed tomatoes, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of the oregano and the cayenne, breaking up the tomatoes with a spoon. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
5 Coarsely chop the bell pepper, fresh tomato and scallions. Finely chop the cilantro (if using).
6 In a small bowl, combine the bell pepper, tomato, scallions, cilantro, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the vinegar, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon oregano, the black pepper and hot pepper sauce.
7 Shred the lettuce.
8 Fill each taco shell with 1/4 cup of the beef mixture and top with shredded lettuce. Top the tacos with salsa or serve it on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1833 Calories from Fat 922

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 104 g160.1%

Saturated Fat 21.4 g107.1%

Trans Fat 7.5 g

Cholesterol 130 mg43.3%

Sodium 1770.7 mg73.8%

Total Carbohydrates 169 g56.2%

Dietary Fiber 32.2 g128.9%

Sugars 25.2 g

Protein 70 g139.5%

Vitamin A 242.1% Vitamin C 261.1%

Calcium 59% Iron 135.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beef Tacos With Fresh Salsa Recipe