America's Test Kitchen Beef Tacos Recipe

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America's Test Kitchen Beef Tacos
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  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until simmering.
  2. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic, spices, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  4. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in the ground beef.
  6. Cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, and sugar.
  8. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  9. Season with salt to taste.
  10. Divide the filling evenly among taco shells and serve, passing any desired accompaniments separately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 542.47 Kcal (2271 kJ)
Calories from fat 252.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.04g 43%
Cholesterol 108.93mg 36%
Sodium 703.75mg 29%
Potassium 957.85mg 20%
Total Carbs 36.53g 12%
Sugars 4.82g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8.28g 33%
Protein 38.22g 76%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 10%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 171.6mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 153.52 Kcal (643 kJ)
Calories from fat 71.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.93g 43%
Cholesterol 30.83mg 36%
Sodium 199.16mg 29%
Potassium 271.07mg 20%
Total Carbs 10.34g 12%
Sugars 1.36g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.34g 33%
Protein 10.82g 76%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 10%
Iron 1.5mg 29%
Calcium 48.6mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.4
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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