Spicy Beef Tacos

February 5, 2011 8:30:50 AM PST
Super Bowl Party snacks aren't exactly known for being low-calorie and low-fat. But Weight Watchers ambassador Kristy Cox was in our ABC7 studio to show how you can make delicious snacks that won't compromise your plans to lose weight.

3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)
1 1/2 tsp Durkee Ground Cumin Seed, or other brand
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
3/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
1 1/2 cup(s) canned diced tomatoes, with jalapenos or green chilies
8 small corn tortilla(s), or small, lightly toasted just before serving if desired*
2 cup(s) lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp-variety
1/3 cup(s) salsa

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add beef; cook until browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add cumin, coriander, salt and diced tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is almost absorbed, about 5 to 6 minutes. Place tortillas on a flat surface. Top each with about 1/4 cup beef, 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 tablespoon cheese and 2 teaspoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half and serve. Yields 2 tacos per serving.

To toast tortillas, coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place tortillas on top and coat with cooking spray. Heat in a 300°F oven until slightly crisp but not too crisp that they break when folded.