Spice It Up A Little


Spice it Up! Tacos made weight watcher friendly.

So today I went to Fresh Market in search of Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit. I found Crispy Pineapple, Pear, Mango and Banana. I love this stuff! I bought the Crispy Pear and Crispy Pineapple. You get 6 bags for just under $7.00 at 40 calories or less a bag and when I did the caculation at Weight Watchers they are Zero points! If you haven’t tried this product yet be on the watch for it.

For dinner tonight I decided I wanted Mexican. I had also found some Multi-Grain Tortillas, 94% Fat Free that are only 1 Point each at 60 calories each. They are made by Tumaroo’s Gourmet Tortillas. I was worried they might be like cardboard but I was wrong. They were actually very good. Teamed with some 95% Ground Sirloin I had a meal plan.

Here is the taco before I added the lettuce. I also spread a thin layer (2 tablespoons) of beans on the taco before I added the beef mixture.


Spice It Up A Little
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 1 lb. 95% Ground Sirloin
  • 4 Tablespoons Penzey's Taco Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Picante Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Weight Watcher's Mexican Cheese
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Picante Sauce for top of taco
  • Easy Fat Free Refried Beans
  • 1 can Pinto Beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • water - as needed
  1. Brown ground sirloin.
  2. Stir in spices, chopped onion, Picante Sauce and water.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 20 - 30 minutes.
  4. Refried Beans
  5. Drain beans and rinse well.
  6. Add remaining ingredients to a pan with beans and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat while you prepare the taco filling.
  7. Just before serving use a potato masher and mash beans. They should be creamy. If not add a little more water and heat for a few more minutes.
  8. Taste for seasoning.
  9. Points for 1 Taco with 1/2 cup of the beans is 6 points.
  10. The rice was a boxed rice and was 3 points a serving made using the box directions.


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