Healthy Bean Chalupas

Southern Living
8 servings


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1 pound lean ground beef
2 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
Shredded romaine lettuce
1 1/2 cups shredded light Mexican four-cheese blend cheese
1 large tomato, diced
Condiments: salsa, reduced-fat sour cream


Brown ground beef in a large deep skillet, stirring to crumble. Drain beef well, and set aside. Wipe skillet clean.

Return beef to skillet; stir in beans, chiles, and seasoning mix.

Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until thoroughly heated.

Press each tortilla into a tortilla shell pan or 1-quart oven-safe bowl.

Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Place on lettuce-lined serving plates. Spoon bean mixture evenly into shells; sprinkle with cheese and diced tomato. Serve with desired condiments.

Created date

August 2002