I love Mexican food. When I am short on time and want to make something quick that everyone will love I make Mexican food for dinner. I always feel like I did my diet in by the mere mention of nachos and tacos. How can Mexican food with all the flour tortillas, sour cream, chips, and cheese be low fat? Of course with a few substitutions and creativity you can have a low fat Mexican feast. Much of the food you will use are naturally low in fat like lettuce, black beans, and tomatoes. Never feel guilty over guacamole because avocados contain a very healthy fat.
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
- 1 (540 ml) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon crushed chile
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Brown hamburger and onions in large skillet, until thoroughly cooked.
Add tomatoes, corn, back beans and crushed chilies, mix well.
Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mix in sour cream, simmer another 10 minutes.
Top with cheese when serving.
The best thing about this recipe is the ability to add your own flair. Once you get the hang of it you can sub out beef for chicken or even shrimp. If you wish you can do half beef and half chicken. My husband loves it like that. Instead of just the diced tomatoes add your favorite salsa. Adding salsa will also add flavor. If you like it spicy add jalapeño peppers or banana peppers for a little kick. Adding sautéed peppers will make it more fajita style. Add all the veggies you wish! Top with guacamole as well. If you have been really good on your diet and purchase low fat tortilla chips you and crush them up and sprinkle on top.