A super-easy all-time favourite family-friendly dinner and only 378 calories! (it was featured on my last Cityline segment as one of the five meals). This meat is also amazing on a pizza crust or naan bread topped with cheese! Taco pizza YUUUM!!! If any of you are hunting down any of the five recipes—don’t worry, the remaining three are coming! Link to Cityline video episode.


Prep Time:  15 Minutes     Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

Recipe from page 66 of “The Dinner Fix”

Serves 4-6


Meat Mixture

  • 1 lb or 450 g ground beef, extra-lean
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1/4 head leaf lettuce
  • 4 green onions
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, light, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, fat-free or light
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (optional)
  • 6 soft flour, multigrain or corn tortillas, 10” (choose a lower sodium brand)


Brown ground beef in large nonstick electric or stove-top fry pan at med-high until no longer pink. Add spice, ketchup and water to browned meat. Simmer meat mixture at medium-low. Meat mixture will thicken within 10 minutes.

Rinse lettuce in a salad spinner and spin dry. Chop green onion and cilantro and slice tomatoes. Set out toppings in small serving bowls on dinner table.

Spoon thickened meat mixture into tortilla and sprinkle with cheese. Add your favorite toppings. Roll up your tortilla, folding the bottom up to prevent leaking.

Nutritional Info

378 Calories,  10.2g of Fat,  26.1g Protein, 46.9g Carbohydrate,  2.9g Fiber

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