Healthy Beefy Tacos


These are some of the healthiest tacos I’ve ever made.

There’s no actual beef used, but my family was 100% convinced they were the real deal.

I used Beyond Meat’s new Beef-Free Crumbles in the Fiesta blend, perfect for tacos or chili. Beyond Meat wants to perfectly replace animal protein with plant protein and they deliver.

Everyone who ate the tacos was completely fooled. Love it when that happens.

The products are gluten-free, Kosher, soy-free and made with 100% Non-GMO pea protein. There’s 10 grams of protein, same as ground beef, but there’s no cholesterol, saturated or trans fat. I bought them in the frozen section of my regular grocery store, no special trips to organic or specialty grocery stores required.

The tacos take just minutes to make. Combine the crumbles with taco seasoning, a splash of water, stir, and heat. Spoon the filling into shells and add your favorite toppings. I used low-carb, whole-wheat fajita-sized tortillas, just 80 calories each and packed with fiber.

I kept the tacos vegan by using vegan cheese and vegan sour cream, with lots of lettuce and tomatoes. Seeing those pops of green and red make me feel healthy just looking at these.

I estimate the calorie count to be about 230 per taco. 90 for the meat-free crumbles, 80 for the wrap, 50 for the cheese and sour cream, 10 for the lettuce, tomato, and salsa.

The ultimate in comfort food. Juicy, meaty, beefy, cheesy, filling, and packed with big, bold flavors.

They just happen to be vegan and healthy.

Healthy Beefy Tacos

There’s no actual beef used in these healthy tacos, but my family was 100% convinced they were the real deal. I kept the tacos vegan by using vegan cheese and vegan sour cream. I estimate the calorie count to be about 230 per taco. 90 for the meat-free crumbles, 80 for the wrap, 50 for the cheese and sour cream, 10 for the lettuce, tomato, and salsa. The ultimate in comfort food. Juicy, meaty, beefy, cheesy, filling, and packed with big, bold flavors. They just happens to be vegan and healthy.

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Ingredients:

one 11-ounce bag Beyond Meat’s Beef-Free Crumbles
2 tablespoons low sodium taco seasoning
3 to 4 tablespoons water
fajita or taco shells (I used low-carb whole wheat fajita shells)
about 1 cup shredded cheese, divided (I used vegan, use your favorite cheese blend)
about 1 cup chopped lettuce, divided
about 1 cup diced tomatoes, divided
sour cream, optional for garnishing
taco sauce, hot sauce, or salsa, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Add the crumbles, taco seasoning, and water to a medium microwave-safe bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and heat on high power until just bubbling, about 1 minute. Or cook covered in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat on the stove.
  3. Stir mixture, spoon into shells, top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, optional sour cream, hot sauce, or your favorite taco toppings. Tacos are best enjoyed warm and fresh.
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