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Taco-Zucchini Noodle and Beef Skillet

Taco-Zucchini Noodle and Beef Skillet
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6
All of the Tex-Mex flavors of a beef taco skillet dish show up in this 30-minute dinner. Taco-seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, cheese and cilantro keep it classic while zucchini noodles add a genius way to sneak veggies into tonight’s dinner plans.
Updated November 13, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 90% lean)
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 cups fresh zucchini spirals, squeezed dry
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onions and garlic; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Remove to medium bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Wipe out skillet; heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini; cook 2 minutes, turning frequently with tongs. Add beef mixture, tomatoes, taco seasoning mix, salt and pepper flakes. Stir to completely coat noodles; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until completely heated through. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the cilantro. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • If you’re using prespiralized zucchini that is measured by the ounce, this recipe has about 16 oz zucchini spirals.
  • Starting with dry zucchini spirals is essential to achieving good results. Just place in a clean kitchen towel, and gently squeeze to remove excess water.
  • Spiralizing your zucchini typically results in drier spirals as compared to purchased ones.
  • Zucchini spirals are also called zucchini noodles or zoodles.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Potassium
640mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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