To celebrate World Diabetes Day (Nov 14 of each year), I’ve teamed up with my colleague Karen Graham who’s a dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and author of three diabetes cookbooks to share some easy and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.
These tacos are so easy to make and fun to eat! For a change, you can make burritos by using a soft flour tortilla shell instead of a hard taco shell.
Here’s the recipe!
Bean and Meat Filling
Makes 5 cups (1.25 L) (enough for 20 tacos)
1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
1 cup (250 mL) warm water
1 tsp (5 mL) each: cumin, oregano, paprika and garlic powder
2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) black pepper
28 oz (796 mL) can kidney beans or white beans, drained and rinsed
- In a medium pot, brown ground beef. Drain off as much fat as you can.
- Stir in the water and spice mix. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the beans and cook for another 5 minutes. Add extra water if needed to keep moist.
To make each taco, you will need:
1 taco shell
1/4 cup (60 mL) Bean and Meat Filling (see above)
1 1/2 Tbsp (22 mL) shredded cheese
Lots of vegetables
- Heat the taco shells in the oven at 350F (180C) for 5 minutes.
- Into each hot taco shell, put the meat and bean mixture, cheese and vegetables.
Recipe printed with permission from Karen Graham, RD, CDE – Diabetes Meals for Good Health Cookbook