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Ww Low Fat Taco Beef Skillet Dinner

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“Since starting Weight Watchers, I have missed the flavour of Mexican foods. But with calorie-filled toppings and wraps, they're not always diet-friendly. So I came up with this meal- it has the flavours of Mexican food without the majority of the calories and if you have extra points, you can even add a little guacamole or sour cream on top! It's worth using fresh salsa, not the jarred stuff for this recipe- it adds a lovely fresh bright flavour. Using extra lean beef, this recipe has a total of 19 Weight Watchers points by British points calculations.”

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  1. Finely chop the red onion and green pepper and set aside.
  2. Put the beef stock in a saucepan and heat to boiling. Add the rice and cook, covered, until done (for my brand of rice this takes around 25 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet start to brown the ground beef for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped red onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, for a further 7 minutes.
  5. Add the frozen corn and cook for 3 minutes more.
  6. Add the water and taco spice mix. Turn down the heat and cook until the meat is done and the liquid is almost completely absorbed. This takes 5-10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile check on the rice- it should be nearly done. Remove from the heat when cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  8. When the meat mixture is cooked, stir in the rice.
  9. Turn off the heat and stir in the salsa. Serve immediately, topped with coriander/ cilantro if desired.

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