Black Bean and Turkey Tacos

August 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Posted in beans, cheese, Jennie-O Turkey Products, low calorie, low carb, tacos | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey TacosBlack Bean and Turkey Tacos 001


Another beautiful cool morning here. Got out early and hit the stores. Started at Walmart for some of the Meat, Bakery, and basic staples for the pantry. Then off to Kroger for the rest of the Meats, Produce, Cheese, and Deli. I’m still amazed at the big difference in prices between Walmart and Kroger. Anymore I only buy what I can’t find at Walmart. You can save hundreds by purchasing center aisle products from Walmart, Pasta, Can Goods, Paper Products, and such. Stay out of Kroger center aisles! For dinner one of my favorites, Black Bean and Turkey Tacos.



I used Jennie – O Ground Turkey, 99% Fat Free (120/0). I pan fried it in Canola Oil and I seasoned it a bit with Cilantro, Sea Salt, and Smoked Ground Cumin and I used 1 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. As the Turkey was finishing up I added a can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, before adding them I rinsed them off with cold water in a strainer. I mixed the Turkey and Black Beans in the pan until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was done and the Beans were heated.



I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Fewer calories and carbs than the Old El Paso Taco Shells. For the Taco fillers I had Green Giant Summer Crisp White and Yellow Kernel Corn, sliced Black Olives, shredded Lettuce, Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese, and Old El Paso Medium Taco Sauce. To assemble my Taco I first layered the bottom with shredded Lettuce, the Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. After the Lettuce I layered in my ground Turkey/Black Beans, then Black Olives, Corn, Taco Sauce topped with the Shredded Cheese! Love these Tacos! I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt Cup.






Ortega Whole Grain Taco ShellsOrtega Shells


Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.

Product Detail
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!

Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

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