Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Overstuffed Cheesy Beef Taco Wrap (Filling)

6 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 12 Comments

I can’t take full credit for this idea. Cindy sent me this in a wonderful email…

On Taco night – ditch the shredded cheddar and instead stir in 2 wedges of the Queso Fresco & Chipotle Laughing Cow into the meat at the end of cooking.  It makes it creamy, moist, cheesy and DELICIOUS! Since the wedge is only 1 point, and I’m only eating a small portion of the meat – it turns into less points than eating the shredded cheddar but so much more flavor! Yum…

Seriously GENIUS! No?

I couldn’t wait for Taco night. Instead, I decided to make a single serve taco inspired wrap for lunch today. I happen to have 4 oz of extra lean ground beef leftover from Salisbury Steak night we had a few days ago. I stored it flat and pulled it out for myself while husband and child had leftover Japanese–We went out to dinner yesterday.

In addition to the cheese I bulked up the beef with some diced onion and peppers. I also added a few of my own spices as well. The result was delicious and amazingly SATISFYING! I can’t believe how full I was after this wrap!

I used a Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Tortilla with Flax and added a bed of baby spinach to turn my cheesy beef filling into an overstuffed wrap. You can bet I’ll be storing and freezing lean beef in 4 oz packages just for this meal. Makes a great lunch or dinner for one when you are in a hurry.

Here’s how I made the filling. Use it in tacos, wraps, quesadillas, on even top a salad! Overstuffed Cheesy Beef Taco Wrap (Filling)

  • 1 slice of sweet onion chopped
  • 1/4 of a large sweet red pepper chopped
  • 4oz of extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle

Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the onion. Add the peppers and cook for a minute or two.

Add the beef and spices and cook thru.

Add the wedge of The Laughing Cow cheese and work into the beef. It will stick in clumps, just keep stirring to distribute. It will melt.

Here’s how I used mine.

Overstuffed Cheesy Beef Taco Wrap (Filling) - finished

But as I said, you can use it for just about anything!

Here’s the nutritional information just for the filling.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
255 9g 4g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 4g 14g 29g

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    Liz W

    April 3, 2011

    num! (except i'd be trading out turkey for the beef). i also have some queso fresco straight from mexico. it was a souvenir that one of my bfs coworkers brought back for him!


    April 4, 2011

    Not sure if it's your site or my ISP but all writing on this page is lined out.


    April 4, 2011

    You are the second person to tell me that but I don't see it. I'm investigating now.


    April 4, 2011

    I'll be trying this one for sure. A time saving hint. I cook up a pound of ground turkey with onions, green peppers and seasonings all at one time and then freeze it. Then I scoop out a half cup or so for a quick add to soups, wraps and salads.


    April 4, 2011

    My greenlitebites cookbook arrives today! Can't wait to discover what I'll be cooking for dinner :)

    Krista S.

    April 5, 2011

    I did the Laughing Cow cheese in our taco filling tonight for handheld taco salads and everyone loved it!


    April 8, 2011

    I need to try this

    Rachel O.

    April 8, 2011

    everything you have looks SO yummy!

    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food

    April 8, 2011

    ohh that does look yummy also great photography :)


    April 8, 2011

    Did it, loved it!


    October 19, 2011

    Pretty good! Mine was a little dry but good flavor. I used whole wheat tortillas....yummy!


    October 19, 2011

    You can always add salsa to the meat. That's my trick when it starts to get too dry!