Skip to content

    Raising Fit Kids: Healthy Nurtition, Exercise, and Weight

      This content is selected and controlled by WebMD's editorial staff in collaboration with Sanford Health Systems.
    Font Size

    The EatingWell Taco

    WebMD Recipe from

    The EatingWell Taco

    Building the perfect taco is a very personal task—cheese under meat, cheese on top, no cheese at all? This is just our recommendation.

    This Recipe Is:
    Prep: 55 minutes | Total Time: 1 1/4 hours
    • 12  
      6-inch corn tortillas
    • 3/4   teaspoon
      chili powder, divided
    • 1/4   teaspoon
      salt, divided
    • 8   ounces
      93%-lean ground beef
    • 8   ounces
      99%-lean ground turkey breast
    • 1/2   cup
      chopped onion
    • 1   10-ounce can
      diced tomatoes with green chiles, or 1 1/4 cups petite-diced tomatoes
    • 1/2   teaspoon
      ground cumin
    • 1/2   teaspoon
      ground chipotle chile, or 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2   teaspoon
      dried oregano
    • 3   cups
      shredded romaine lettuce
    • 3/4   cup
      shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
    • 3/4   cup
      diced tomatoes
    • 3/4   cup
      prepared salsa
    • 1/4   cup
      diced red onion
      canola oil cooking spray
    1. To prepare taco shells: Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Working with 6 tortillas at a time, wrap in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High until steamed, about 30 seconds. Lay the tortillas on a clean work surface and coat both sides with cooking spray; sprinkle a little chili powder and salt on one side. Carefully drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack. Bake until crispy, 7 to 10 minutes. Repeat with the remaining 6 tortillas.
    3. To prepare taco meat: Place beef, turkey and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain off fat. Wipe out the pan. Return the meat to the pan and add tomatoes, cumin, ground chipotle (or chili powder) and oregano. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 6 minutes.
    4. To assemble tacos: Fill each shell with a generous 3 tablespoons taco meat, 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 tablespoon each cheese, tomato and salsa and 1 teaspoon onion.


    Tip: Look for a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, and set the heat level with either ground chipotle chile (adds smoky heat) or chili powder (adds rich chili taste without extra spice).
    Nutritional Information

    Makes: 6 servings, 2 filled tacos each
    • Calories252
    • Fat5 g
      • Saturated fat1 g
    • Cholesterol38 mg
    • Carbohydrates30 g
      • Dietary fiber5 g
    • Protein24 g
    • Sodium576 mg
    * Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.


    Kids Healthy Weight & BMI Calculator

    Enter your child's information:
    Get Started