Tiny Tacos (Low Fat)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Crafty Lady 13

Tostitos Baked Scoops filled with taco seasoned beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. They're so much fun. Not only can you et ten of them for only 200 calories, the whole family will be excited to dig into your "diet food." And kids will be more than willing to help prepare them. From The Most Decadent Diet Ever cookbook by Devin Alexander, author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook. Note: The ingredients will not let me list the 10 Tostitios Baked! Scoops.

Top Review by NurseJaney

*Made for Australia/NZ swap #70* These were really fast and easy ! VERY addictive ! I had doubled the recipe and served them with drinks and a few other nibbles, but these were ALL gone in a flash. One of the guests followed me into the kitchen "to refill the plate" ! SORRY ! I topped the taco sauce with a small dollop of sour cream, just for a cool sensation. Will keep this on the repeat list -- thanks for posting, Crafty Lady 13 !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • finely shredded romaine lettuce (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 12 tablespoons finely shredded 75% light cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lower-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 ounces 96% lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon mild red taco sauce or 1 tablespoon hot red taco sauce


  1. Arrange the Scoops side by side on a plate.
  2. Mix the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese in a medium bowl until well combined. Divide evenly among the Scoops (about 1 1/2 teaspoons per Scoop).
  3. Stir 2 teaspoons water into the taco seasoning in a small bowl until it has no lumps. Set aside.
  4. Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Put in the beef. Use a wooden spoon to coarsely crumble the meat as it cooks. When the beef is no longer pink, after 1 to 2 minutes, stir in the seasoning mixture. When no liquid remains, after about 1 minute, remove from the heat. Divide the meat evenly among the Scoops, atop the lettuce mixture (about 1 teaspoon each). Dollop the top of each with taco sauce. Serve immediately.

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