I absolutely love mexican food, especially when there are recipes that show how you cut calories and fat with simple substitutions and different ways to prepare a dish. I saw this one recipe and I am definitely do this because I love taco salad in the shell.

 Ingredients:

6 – 6” Tortillas (I used Mission Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas)
Cooking Spray
½ lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey (I used Jennie-O) OR 95% Lean Ground Beef
½ packet of Taco Seasoning (I used Old El Paso)
1/3 c water
3 T Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican Cheese (I used Weight Watchers brand)
6 t Taco Sauce (I used Ortega)
Shredded Lettuce
6 Grape Tomatoes, quartered

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375.

2. Sprinkle each tortilla lightly with water and stack them on a plate. Cover the top with another plate turned upside down and microwave the tortillas for 1 minute or until warm. Turn two 12 cup muffin pans upside down. Mist each side of a tortilla lightly with cooking spray and center it in the space between 4 muffin cups, creating a bowl. Repeat with the 5 remaining tortillas, forming 3 bowls on each tin (as pictured above). Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

3. While the tortilla bowls are baking, spray a large skillet with cooking spray and add the ground turkey or beef and brown. Add 1/3 c water and taco seasoning, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer 3-4 minutes
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4. Let the tortilla bowls cool for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. In each bowl, layer ¼ c meat, 1 T cheese, 1 t taco sauce, 4 quarters of grape tomato and some shredded lettuce (in any order you choose).

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About 2sassygal

First of all, I love to cook...not every night, but weekends are the best time to cook. I am a animal lover, especially wildlife. My next vacation would be to South Africa. To get personal and close up to wildlife would be fascinating. I like to read suspense, thriller novels. Regarding television....I like some reality shows, crime shows, comedies. I like to look at a recipe from a cookbook and do my version of it.. usually the healthier choice. I am all about substitutions, if a recipe calls for a ingredient there are dozens of ingredients you can substitute for the called-for ingredient. I like summer because I love cooking outdoors, swimming. It's just the fresh air that makes everyone want to get outside and do something. I love the air especially after the rain.... that nothing compares to that.

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