Buffalo Tacos

Tacos have broad appeal, making them a good dish in which to try a new ingredient. Buffalo tastes like beef but has less saturated fat. It's available in many supermarkets--at the meat counter or in the frozen section. Substitute ground beef or turkey.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 389
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 12.8 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 33.3 g
Carbohydrate 37.4 g
Fiber 5.5 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Iron 4.9 mg
Sodium 686 mg
Calcium 255 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 small)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound lean ground buffalo
1/3 cup tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups water
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Preparation

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and buffalo; cook 5 minutes or until buffalo is done, stirring to crumble. Add tomato paste and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); stir well to combine. Stir in 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until thick.

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture onto each tortilla; top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons chopped tomato, 2 tablespoons lettuce, 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons olives, and 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream. Fold in half.

Note:

Lia Huber,

April 2007