Healthy Beef Recipes


Healthy Recipes




Check Out This Wonderful Nacho Beef Bake Recipe

Baked nacho dish in a glass baking pan with corn tortilla chip, pico de gallo salsa, avocado guacamole chipotle, beans, jalapenos and Monterrey jack cheese on a wooden board surrounded by ingredients

Check Out This Wonderful Nacho Beef Bake Recipe

This sounds like a fatty and indulgent recipe, doesn't it? The truth is, this is actually a healthy recipe packed with lots of protein. How on Earth can we say that, considering what this recipe contains? Well, it's because we've made some simple substitutions to lower the fat and calorie content by a lot.

By using reduced-fat versions of most of these ingredients, we turn this nacho beef bake from diet breaker to diet supporter. In addition, we've chosen reduced-sodium taco seasoning. Consuming sodium in moderation is essential if you want to stay as healthy as possible.

Don't mistake this recipe for bland and boring, however. It's anything but! Using reduced-fat ingredients doesn't mean a significant amount of flavor is lost. In fact, you might not even notice a significant difference! This recipe will show you that dieting doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods.

So, without any further ado, let's get into this fantastic recipe. Hopefully this recipe will help you see other favorite recipes differently. What kinds of changes can you make to your favorite recipes to make them healthier?

Nacho Beef Bake


1½ pounds lean ground beef
1 can (15 ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup water
1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
2 (8 ounce) tubes refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
1 cup (8 ounce) reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup (4 ounce) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
4 ounce baked nacho tortilla chips (about 2 cups), crushed
3 cups shredded lettuce
3 medium tomatoes, chopped


1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, water and taco seasoning; mash slightly. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until heated through; set aside.

2. Unroll crescent dough and press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; seal seams and perforations. Spoon beef mixture over dough. Spread sour cream over beef mixture; sprinkle with cheese and chips.

3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with lettuce and tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serves 12

Per serving
Calories: 357
Fat: 15g
Saturated: 6g
Cholesterol: 41mg
Sodium: 728mg
Carb: 34g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 20g

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