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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo
Chipotle Beef Tacos


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Serve meat mixture in warm tortillas topped with Tomato-Avocado Pico de Gallo.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; 12 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 200 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 27 g protein;

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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! Read More