Ground Beef Tacos

P90x Ground Beef Tacos

Tacos are a quick, easy lunch or dinner, and you can pack in a bunch of different types of P90x servings. The handy thing is that it’s a mix-and-match meal – add whatever toppings are necessary to fulfill the servings you need for the day!


  • 3 corn tortillas (1 carb serving)
  • 6 oz. extra lean ground beef (2 protein servings)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tb. water

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, cook for 3 minutes, then drain fat. Add water and spices, cook and stir for 3 more minutes or until meat is cooked through. Remove meat from skillet, then one by one, place the tortillas in the skillet and brown them slightly on each side. Serve with whatever toppings you need to meet your portions for the day!

P90x Portion Plan Servings:

Meat and tortillas are 2 protein servings, 1 carb serving.

Potential Toppings:

  • 2 oz. grated low-fat cheddar cheese OR 3 oz. low-fat Mozzarella (2 dairy servings)
  • 3 oz. olives (1/2 fat serving)
  • 1 chopped tomato (1 vegi serving)
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce (1/2 vegi serving)
  • 2 Tb. fat-free salsa (1 condiment serving)
  • Cilantro sprigs (free!)

P.S. I chose the spices for this by looking at the back of a Lawry’s Taco Seasoning packet! Lol. Although I’m not sure if I’ve gotten the ratio quite right (or maybe they just add tons more salt…). It’s good, but still not quite like the original. Anyway, if any of you guys try this out and get a better, more Lawry’s-like flavor or ratio of spices, please post a comment and let the rest of us know!!


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  1. Sarah

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    1. CJ =)

      Hi Sarah! So glad that you found the site and think it will be useful. I know what you mean about needing a cheaper way to follow the nutrition plan. The meals in the guide in the P90x mealplan approach are fine, but cheap they are not – I think they try to give you so much variety that they don’t reuse any ingredients! That was why I switched to the portion approach and never looked back. At least now if I buy an ingredient, I can figure out a bunch of different ways to use it. On that note, if you buy bulk of a particular item that happens to be on sale, you can use the tag cloud on the side of the site to look up a bunch of different recipes that include that ingredient. I hope the site really does help you out, and keep me posted if you come up with any yummy recipes I should try!
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  2. steve

    i was wondering what size tortilla you used. this website is a life saver

    1. CJ =)

      Hi Steve! Thanks for your feedback – so glad that the website is helping you. I use one carb’s worth of tortillas. According to the P90x nutrition guide, that’s either 3 corn tortillas (mine are 5 1/2 inches across) or 1 large whole wheat tortilla (mine are 8 inches across). Hope that helps!
      – CJ =)

  3. Amy

    Any idea the calorie count? I know it’s probably based on what I use, just curious.

    1. CJ =)

      Hi Amy! Thanks for the question – you’re not the only one wondering this. See today’s post on figuring out the calories for new P90x recipes! I hope it helps! – CJ =)

  4. Chad

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