Mexi-Cali Tacos

Mexi-Cali Tacos

This dish gives you all the comfort of Mexican food without all the guilt.

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided use
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro, divided use
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped, divided use
  • 1 medium jalapeño, seeds removed, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbls. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas, warm
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (for garnish; optional)
  • 4 lime wedges (for garnish; optional)

Instructions:

  1. Combine yogurt, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, and 1 Tbsp. cilantro in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine tomato, ¼ onion, jalapeño (if desired), and remaining 1 Tbsp. cilantro in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add remaining ¾ onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until translucent.
  5. Add beef, garlic, and chili powder; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until beef is browned
  6. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice; reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat.
  7. Top tortillas evenly with lettuce and beef.
  8. Drizzle with yogurt sauce; garnish with cilantro leaves and lime wedge. Serve with tomato salsa.