I came across this recipe while looking for new ideas for Taco Tuesday
and decided to give it a try and lighten it up a bit!
It turned out pretty darn good!
You’ll Need –
1 package of taco sauce (I used a leftover one from a taco kit)
1 cup water
1 small can tomato paste
1 garlic clove, minced
salt & pepper to taste
1.5 pounds ground beef (90/10)
3 flour tortillas (I love Tumaro's brand low carb multigrain tortillas)
2 cups (1 bag) shredded light mexican cheese blend
1 can refried beans (warmed)
Garnish with - chopped jalapeno and scallions (optional)
Start by adding the first 6 items into a saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes. While your sauce is simmering, brown the ground beef. Stir in one third of the sauce. Add another third to the bottom of a greased baking dish.
Place one tortilla on top of the sauce, (if you need to tear it to fit bottom of pan, that’s fine). Next, top that tortilla with half of the meat mixture and cover with a third of your cheese.
Add another tortilla and cover it with the refried beans then remaining meat. Sprinkle another third of your cheese on top. Layer on the last tortilla and top with the last bit of your sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish with chopped jalapeno and scallions if desired.
The original version had 8-10 servings each with:
578 calories, 25 g fat, 46 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber and 35 g protein.
My lightened up version with 6 servings clocks in around:
370 calories, 15 g fat, 17 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber and 36 g protein.