Taco Tuesday

Crunchy Beef Taco (Heart-Healthy)

Crunchy Beef Taco (Heart-Healthy)



4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)

1/2 cup finely chopped brown mushrooms

2 tbsp. chopped onion

1 tsp. taco seasoning mix

2 corn taco shells (flat bottomed, if available)

1/4 cup shredded lettuce

2 tbsp. pico de gallo (or fresh salsa)


1 cup lettuce

1 cup cucumber, mushrooms, kale, spinach, cabbage, or other veggies

2 tbsp. pico de gallo (or fresh salsa)

2 tsp. vinegar (balsamic, red wine, white wine, rice, or cider)


Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, mushrooms, and onion. Cook, stir, and crumble until beef is fully cooked and veggies have softened about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with taco seasoning, and continue to cook until any excess liquid has evaporated.

Evenly divide the mixture between taco shells and top with lettuce and pico de gallo.

Toss salad ingredients in a medium bowl, and serve with tacos!


Serving Size: entire recipe (2 tacos with a side salad)

Calories: 346

Fat: 10.5g

Sodium: 600mgCarbs: 34.5g

Fiber: 5g

Sugars: 8g

Protein: 29g

PointsPlus® value 9*

Original Beef Taco Nutritional Information Serving Size: 2 tacos

Calories: 450Fat: 28g

Sodium: 843mg

Carbs: 26.5g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 25g

PointsPlus® value 12*


Dr. Marybeth Mitcham
Nutrition, Food Safety, and Healthy Living Educator
518-623-3291 or 668-4881

Last updated December 13, 2021