Soft Tacos with Beans and Cheese

Soft Tacos with Beans and Cheese

These tacos are lower in calories, fat, cholesterol, and salt than any fast- food taco!

For 6 tacos, you will need:

6 whole

Tortillas, corn

2 cups

Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1 cup

Pinto or kidney beans, home cooked or canned

3 medium

Tomatoes (will weigh about 1 lb)

1 medium

Onion or a bunch of green onions

1 cup

Lettuce, chopped

Salsa (buy salsa or make your own)

1.Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.

2.Wrap the tortillas, still flat, in aluminum foil, and place them in the middle of the center oven rack to make them soft and warm.

3.Put the beans in a medium bowl and mash them with a potato masher or a fork until they look just a little lumpy.

4.Wash the tomatoes. Remove the stems. Cut into little bite-sizepieces and put in a small bowl.

5.Wash the onions. Cut them into small pieces and put them into the bowl with the tomatoes.

6.Remove the warmed tortillas from the oven. Put them on dinner plates, smear with beans, and have everyone add their choice of toppings. Fold into a shape that fits easily into hands, eat and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings. Food Guide Pyramid servings: 1 bread, 1.5 dairy, .5 protein, 1 vegetable.

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