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Buffalo-Style Beef Tacos

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce for Buffalo wings
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 cup thinly sliced lettuce
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat or regular prepared blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • carrot and celery sticks or cilantro sprigs (optional)


  • Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings, if necessary. Stir in pepper sauce. Cook and stir 1 minute or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile heat taco shells according to package directions.
  • Evenly spoon beef mixture into taco shells. Add lettuce; drizzle with dressing. Top evenly with carrot, celery and cilantro. Garnish with carrot and celery sticks or cilantro sprigs, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Cook's Tip: One quarter cup prepared ranch dressing combined with 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese may be substituted for blue cheese dressing.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 303
  Calories from Fat 111 (37%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(24%)Cholesterol 72mg
(21%)Sodium 494mg
(17%)Potassium 587mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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