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Kidney Friendly Taco Tuesday Recipe on the National Taco Day!

Soft Tacos with Mexican Seasoning

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Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lynn, RD, LD, from Minnesota. Watch the video »

Portions: 7

Serving size: 2 tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Mexican Seasoning (under Sauces and Seasoning in Recipe section of DaVita.com)
  • 5 tablespoons onion
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 14  flour tortillas, 6-inch
  • 5 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 tablespoons sour cream

Preparation

  1. Make the Mexican Seasoning recipe (below).
  2. Chop the onion and lettuce.
  3. Brown and drain the ground beef. Add the seasoning mixture and the low-sodium tomato sauce. Heat over medium heat. Warm the tortillas.
  4. To assemble soft tacos, take 1 flour tortilla, add 1/4 cup seasoned ground beef, 1 teaspoon cheese, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon sour cream and lettuce as desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • Ground turkey or vegetarian ground meat substitute can be used instead of ground beef.

Mexican Seasoning

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Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Lynn, RD, LD, from Minnesota.

Portions: 8

Serving size: 1 teaspoon

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preparation

    1. Mix spices together in a small jar or bowl.
    2. Use to season meat for tacos, fajitas or burritos.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • free

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

  •  Use as a dry rub, add to sour cream to make dip or season your favorite homemade salad dressing.
  • Adjust cayenne pepper to suit your taste.
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