Caribbean-Style Beef Soft Tacos

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4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)


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1 pound ground round
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 diced green bell pepper
1 plantain, peeled and diced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce


Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add garlic, bell pepper, and plantain; cook for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (tomatoes through black pepper); cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Heat the tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each tortilla; top each with 1/4 cup lettuce, and roll up.

Created date

June 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 419
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 5.4 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 30.1 g
Carbohydrate 52.4 g
Fiber 5.9 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 6.1 mg
Sodium 874 mg
Calcium 166 mg