This Meximelt is a lightened up version of Taco Bell’s Meximelt!
When I checked the WW app to see how many points a Meximelt is I was surprised to see it’s 8 points. I expected it to be higher for some reason.
Even at 8 points I knew I could lighten it up! The Meximelt I made is only 6 points for blue, green and purple.
My Meximelt is also more filling, in my opinion.
This Meximelt could be lightened up even more if you wanted to use 99% fat free ground turkey.
I wanted the Meximelt to taste as much like Taco Bell as possible so I stuck with ground beef, but I used 95% lean ground beef.
Replacing regular Mexican cheese with reduced fat Mexican cheese helped to save some points too.
Once again I used the Ole Xtreme High Fiber Tortillas. I love them because they are only 1 point each and they taste good.
I used the actual Taco Bell taco seasoning for the ground beef. It was the first time I have used it. I honestly couldn’t tell much of a difference between that and other taco seasonings, but it was good.
This recipe is really easy. Perfect for lunch or dinner!
Once I had the beef cooked I layed out a tortilla, added some cheese, then ground beef and pico de gallo. I folded in the sides, then the bottom and rolled it up.
I wrapped it up in a paper towel and put it in the microwave 15-30 seconds. Once the cheese was melted it was ready to eat!
I made a little video of how to make the Meximelt:
These Meximelts are also great for a meal prep lunch!
Yield: 6 servings (6 points each for blue, green and purple)
- 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef
- 1 oz. taco seasoning
- 6 Ole Xtreme High Fiber Tortillas
- 1 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese, shredded
- Pico de gallo
Brown and drain the ground beef. Break the beef up into small pieces. Add the taco seasoning and prepare according to the seasoning directions.
Lay out one tortilla. Add the Mexican cheese, ground beef and pico de gallo. Fold in the sides, then the bottom, then roll up like a burrito.
Wrap in a paper towel then place in the microwave 15-30 seconds, once the cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
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