Tacos are a popular Mexican dish that consists of shells filled with a variety of ingredients such as meat, beans, cheese, vegetables, and salsa. They can be made from hard shells that have been heated on a griddle.
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
8-10 taco shells
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks. Remove any excess grease.
To the skillet with the beef, add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the beef is well coated with the spices.
Taco shells should be heated according to package directions.
Fill each taco shell with seasoned ground beef, then top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream.
Serve the tacos right away, with additional toppings on the side.
Nutrition value of Tacos
The nutritional value of a taco varies greatly depending on the fillings used. Nonetheless, a basic beef taco with a hard shell and standard toppings contains about:
Each taco contains 200-250 calories.
The carbohydrate content of 15-20 g, 10 to 12 g of protein, and 8 to 10 g of fat.
Tacos can be part of a healthy and balanced diet, particularly when made with lean proteins and plenty of vegetables. Vegetables, as well as whole grain tortillas, are either fried or soft tortillas.
Health Benefits of Tacos
Tacos have the following health benefits:
High in Protein: Tacos are a great source of protein, especially when made with lean meats like chicken.
Chicken, turkey, or fish are all options. Protein is required for the formation and repair of tissues, as well as the maintenance of muscle mass, as well as keeping you full and satisfied.
Fiber-Rich Tacos: Tacos made with whole-grain tortillas and plenty of vegetables can be high in fiber.
Fiber promotes feelings of fullness and can aid in the regulation of your digestive system, and blood sugar levels.
Tacos can be a good source of vitamins and minerals depending on the fillings used.
Tacos made with fresh vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes, for example, can be high in vitamin C. Tacos made with black beans, on the other hand, can be a good source of iron and folate. On the other hand, can be high in calories, sodium, and saturated fat, especially when made with fried shells and cheese.
How to make taco shells?
It is available in the store in readymade. If you want to make it home, try it.
In a frying pan, heat a small amount of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
Carefully place a corn tortilla in the hot oil with tongs.
Fold the tortilla in half with tongs to form a taco shell. Hold the tongs for a few seconds until the shell retains its shape.
Cook for 30 seconds on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
Using tongs, remove the shell from the pan and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Continue with the remaining tortillas.
Tacos are highly customizable, which means you can choose your ingredients and portion sizes to meet your specific nutritional needs and preferences.