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Caribbean-Style Beef Soft Tacos

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
Look for plantains that are just beginning to turn black.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.