Open Faced Beef Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound round steak cut in thin strips
  • 5 1/4 cups salsa Verde your favorite jarred variety
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas heated
  • 3 cups low fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • 9 green onions sliced
  • 3 cups lettuce thinly shredded
  • sour cream optional


  • Brown beef in a teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat in a 2-quart pot.
  • Pour Salsa Verde and salt and pepper over beef cubes. Lower heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  • On each plate, place one softened tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon green onion and 1/4 cup cheese and 1/6 of the meat mixture.
  • Repeat above step (excluding the meat mixture) and top with 1/2 cup shredded lettuce. Garnish with sour cream, if desired.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with brown rice and a green salad.
VEGETARIAN: Substitute beef for black beans.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure corn tortillas are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 267 Calories; 9g Fat (29.1% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 24mg Cholesterol; 1373mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
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