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Queso fresco is Spanish for "fresh cheese." It has a soft and crumbly texture (similar to feta) with mild flavor. You can find it in the dairy section of larger supermarkets.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2008

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Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
11 mins
total:
26 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in seasoning until blended; cook 1 minute.

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  • Reduce heat to low; stir in tomato sauce, and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro and lime juice.

  • Serve meat mixture in romaine lettuce leaves with desired toppings.

  • *2% reduced-fat shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese may be substituted.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nueva Cocina Taco Fresco Ground Beef Seasoning.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

93 calories; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 2.4g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 6.2g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 1mg; sodium 227mg; calcium 14mg.
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