A slightly healthier take on one of my all time favourite dishes….Tacos!! These little babies are not only LOADED with protein, fibre and other essential nutrients but they are also very low in carbs and fat yet still taste pretty damn out of this world! They’re also super easy to prepare and make great leftovers! And yes if you haven’t guessed already, I am a pretty solid Mexican food fan! But then again..who isn’t?!
Pork, Bean and Vegetable Tacos with allll the trimmings…only a much healthier version!
What you need…
- 1 iceberg lettuce, washed and leaves seperated
- 500g lean pork mince
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 brown onion, diced
- 1 tin crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 carrot, diced or grated
- 1/2 red or yellow capsicum, diced
- 1 zucchini diced or grated
- 5 button mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 tin brown lentils, rinsed
- 1 tin red kidney beans
- 1 avocado, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup low fat plain greek or natural yoghurt
For the salsa:
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 lebanese cucumber, diced
- 1/4 red onion, finely diced
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
What to do…
Heat a large non stick fry pan or casserole dish over med-high heat. Add a dash of oil and then add then add the pork mince. Once just cooked through, remove from the heat and transfer the mince to a bowl and set aside.
Place the fry pan back on the heat and add another dash of oil. Sauté the onion until soft then add the garlic and taco seasoning. Cook for a further 2 mins. Throw the mince back in, followed by all the vegetables and stir over medium heat until well combined. Then add in your tomato paste and mix through, followed by the tinned tomatoes.
Finally add the beans and lentils and then allow to simmer over medium heat for 5-10mins.
Meanwhile, throw all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Place on the table along with the lettuce cups and bowls of diced avocado and natural yoghurt.
Once the taco mix is ready, remove from the heat and you are ready to dig in!