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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.

Adapted from Nueva Cocina Web site
Recipe by Southern Living September 2008

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Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

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; calories from fat 0%; 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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