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After working all day and then going to the gym after work, the last thing I want to do is slave in the kitchen for an hour to get a tasty, filling and healthy meal. Well lucky enough for me, and you I have an easy solution. Tacos! Now these aren’t your normal tacos, these are Meatless Tropical Tacos made with Gardein’s Ultimate Beefless Ground.
Now you all know I am a big advocate up getting plenty of protein in after my workout, and I was pleased to see that Gardein’s Ultimate Beefless Ground has 12g of protein per 1/2 cup serving with only 80 calories! It’s also Gluten Free, has 84% less fat than regular ground beef and is a good source of fiber & iron.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, didn’t this girl just buy a grass-fed cow, why is she making a meatless recipe? It’s simple. I do enjoy meat (I had a big juicy T-bone steak last night), but I also try to replace meat in recipes when I can. I don’t think there is any meatless company in the world that can make a delicious beef-like ribeye or T-bone steak, so I’ll keep my steak and swap out these Ultimate Beefless Ground for my ground beef (every once in a while because I still have a deep freezer full of ground beef LOL).
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I’ve never really done his before, but I actually timed myself to see how long it took me to make the entire meal. Normally I just keep an eye on the clock, but this time I used the stop watch app on my phone and guess what? The entire meal took only 14 minutes and 9 seconds to make, and that included taking pictures during prep too!
Like this picture of these delicious Gluten Free Meatless Tropical Tacos, prior to adding the rest of the toppings.
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Now I made these Meatless Tropical Tacos, both with and without tortillas to make gluten-free and low carb options.
Truth time. After I took all of the pictures…..I ate all four tacos, and they were delicious! I don’t know if it was the blend of all of the tropical flavors that made them so tasty, or if the Gardein ultimate beefless grounds were just that good, but hands down I will definitely make this recipe again. If you want to try Gardein here is a coupon to save you $1.00 off your purchase.
Now the hard question……tortilla shells, lettuce wraps or both?!
Meatless Tropical Tacos
- 1 package of Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground
- 1 mango
- 1 hass avocado
- Newman's own peach salsa
- shredded cheese
- 1 cup water
- 1 taco seasoning packet
- 1 head of hydroponic lettuce
- Combine the water, taco seasoning and Gardein the ultimate beefless ground in a skillet.
- Cook over medium heat until warm ~ 4-5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- While the mixture is warming up, chop up avocado and mango.
- After mixture is warmed up, remove from heat.
- Fill tortillas and lettuce leaves with taco filling.
- Top with mango, avocado, cheese, salsa and enjoy.