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Tacos Made Easy
Updated 2006
Make Your Own Tortillas
Brand New Recipe Just For No Salt Lifestyle
Diabetic Acceptable

You can make your own no-salt flour tortillas or corn tortillas. You can also buy corn tortillas at your local market with sodium levels around 5 mg per tortilla. If you need a really slick tortilla maker, click on the picture at the right.

Makes 8 Tacos

Nutritional Information

Sodium Per Recipe: 465.5 mg
Sodium Per Taco: 58.2 mg

Per Serving:
Calories: 235.6
Protein: 17.5 g
Carbohydrate: 19.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.826 g
Total Sugars: 2.14 g
Total Fat: 10.1 g
Saturated Fat: 3.856 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.467 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: .819 g
Cholesterol: 41.8 mg
Trans Fatty Acids: .362 g
Total Omega-3 FA: .097 g
Total Omega-6 FA: .006 g
Potassium: 501.9 mg
Sodium: 58.2 mg
Vitamin K: 16.1 mcg
Folic Acid: 25.7 mcg

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lean 10% ground beef or turkey burger (299.4 mg)
  • 1 8-ounce can no salt added tomato sauce (73.2 mg)
  • 1 medium onion, diced (3.3 mg)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (1.02 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon The Spice Hunter's Santa Fe Taco Mix** (trace)

    Saute meat, tomato sauce, garlic, and onion over medium high heat until meat is cooked. If sauce cooks down too much, add a bit of water. Stir in Spice Mix about five minutes before finishing saute.

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (12.3 mg)
  • 1 medium onion, diced (3.3 mg)
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce shredded (7.52 mg)
  • 4 ounces grated low sodium Cheddar or low sodium Swiss Cheese2 (23.5 mg)
  • 3 tablespoons reduced fat, cultured low sodium sour cream (19.1 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (trace)
  • 8 unsalted white corn or sweet corn taco shells 1(22.9 mg)1
  • Heat or cook taco shells (corn tortillas made without salt), on the griddle or in a large pan slightly greased with extra virgin olive oil, and set aside to drain over dry paper towels. To make tacos, set burger mix into shell first followed by sprinkles of cheese, the onion and tomatoes, then lettuce, sour cream and sliced avocados.

**We called for The Spice Hunter Santa Fe Taco Mix originally. Apparently The Spice Hunter Company has changed the formula of this once dynamic mix and added salt. We will try to make a new mix for you and post it here shortly or find an existing replacement product. You can make up your own mix by using
  • chili pepper or powder (Grandma's has a no-salt chili powder)
  • garlic, onion
  • basil
  • cumin
  • cilantro
  • oregano
  • ginger
  • parsley and
  • cayenne
    in proportions to taste. Try starting with a teaspoon of chili powder or pepper, then add smaller portions of the rest decreasing amounts as you go down the list.

    1 Or make your own flour tortillas for that extra special flavor and enjoyment.
    2See Low Sodium Cheese for ideas of where to get low sodium cheese.