1 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat)
1 packet taco seasoning mix* and the ingredients to make it, such as water
1 can refried beans
shredded iceberg lettuce, to taste
Mexican shredded cheese blend, such as: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheese, to taste
diced tomatoes, to taste
tortilla chips that aren’t made with an enriched flour, such as corn
*I like to buy a popular restaurant brand of dry seasoning mix. If I buy one that makes a sauce, the tortilla chips get soggy. I also take 1 teaspoon of seasoning out of the packet before mixing it into the meat with 1/2 cup water so it is not too spicy.
Crumble ground beef while browning it until it is no longer pink in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add seasoning according to the directions on the packet. Heat refried beans in the microwave. Count out one serving size (according to nutrition label) of tortilla chips per person. Each person can spread the beans on their chips and top with seasoned meat, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes. Have with a glass of water.