High Protein Lean Ground Beef Taco Recipe

Enjoy a protein-packed meal with these delicious lean ground beef tacos. Seasoned with aromatic spices and topped with fresh ingredients, these tacos are flavorful, nutritious, and perfect for a satisfying dinner.

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High Protein Lean Ground Beef Taco Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, shredded cheese, salsa

High Protein Lean Ground Beef Taco Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the lean ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up into crumbles.
  4. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  5. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to coat the beef evenly with the spices.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. Warm the tortillas according to package instructions.
  8. Assemble the tacos by placing a spoonful of the beef mixture onto each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, shredded cheese, and salsa.
  9. Serve the high protein lean ground beef tacos immediately.

Macro Nutrient Breakdown (per serving of 2 tacos):

  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Calories: 280
  • Author: Chris
  • User rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.8 stars (of 12 reviews)
  • Recipe name: High Protein Lean Ground Beef Tacos
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