Chipotle Beef Tacos with Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo

Chipotle Beef Tacos with Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo

1 Review
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

These spicy chipotle tacos are the perfect choice for your next taco night. You can substitute ground turkey for the beef if you'd like, but either way, you'll want to make sure each bite includes a bit of the homemade pico de gallo.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup avocado, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Chipotle Beef Tacos
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup 50% less sodium beef broth
  • ⅓ cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds 93% lean or higher ground beef or turkey
  • 16 (6 inch) white corn tortillas, warmed


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Prepare Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo: In a medium bowl gently stir together tomatoes, avocado, snipped cilantro and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare Chipotle Beef Tacos: Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or just until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer onion mixture to a blender or food processor. Add the next eight ingredients (through salt). Cover and blend or process until smooth.
  3. In skillet cook ground beef over medium-high until browned. Drain off fat. Add onion mixture to meat in skillet. Cook and stir over medium just until bubbly. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve meat mixture in warm tortillas topped with Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • Per serving: 323 calories; 12 g fat(5 g sat); 4 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 71 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 200 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ fat, 1½ vegetable, 1 starch

Reviews 1

August 08, 2019
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By: Christyn
It was great to learn how to make tacos without a packaged seasoning, and the tomato-avocado pico is a great idea! I found that the pico was flat, so added some lime juice and salt - pretty standard for pico so not sure why they aren't included in the recipe. The taco meat was delicious, especially with a few drops of hot sauce!
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