Fight off inflammation with this healthy taco skillet which uses zucchini and lean ground beef.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef; cook for 4 minutes, stirring to break up lumps. Increase heat to medium-high. Add taco seasoning and salt; cook, stirring often, until meat is browned, about 2 minutes more. Stir in tomatoes, beans, corn, and water; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in zucchini. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until zucchini is just tender, about 3 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls. Top servings with cheese and green onion.

Cook's Note:

To make your own salt-free taco seasoning, combine 1/4 cup chili powder, 2 tablespoons ground cumin, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, and 2 teaspoons dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper in an airtight container. Keeps for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 26.2g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 17.2g; cholesterol 69mg; sodium 689mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2020
It’s a good recipe. I made my own taco seasoning. Too many additives, plus sugar, in the store bought mix. I avoid processed foods and sugar to cut down on inflammation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2020
I made this exactly as the recipe instructed but found it to be a bit boring and bland. I noticed from the reviews that others added jalapenos and it definitely needs a kick like that. Next time I will double the taco seasoning and use salsa instead of the fire roasted tomatoes. Also, I think bigger chunks of zucchini would be a better idea since the grated pieces just turn to mush VERY quickly. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
This was a quick easy dish to throw together; and delicious too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2020
It came out perfect! I always make a recipe exactly as instructed the first time and then the second time I tweak it a little to our taste but this one was great just the way it was presented. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2020
It’s a good recipe. I made my own taco seasoning. Too many additives, plus sugar, in the store bought mix. I avoid processed foods and sugar to cut down on inflammation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
Easy and tasty. Works for me! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2020
I made this exactly as the recipe instructed but found it to be a bit boring and bland. I noticed from the reviews that others added jalapenos and it definitely needs a kick like that. Next time I will double the taco seasoning and use salsa instead of the fire roasted tomatoes. Also, I think bigger chunks of zucchini would be a better idea since the grated pieces just turn to mush VERY quickly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2020
I added hominy instead of corn and half a jar of flame roasted green Chile. It was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2020
This recipe is delicious and simple and quick! What else do you need. No substitutions. I absolutely recommend taking the time to mix up your own taco seasoning mix. So good! Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2020
This was very delicious! We put it in a wrap and added jalapenos. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
It’s easy to make, very healthy and filling. I added a bit of jalapeño pepper and just chopped the zucchini. Otherwise all ingredients as listed. Read More
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