Easy Beef Taco Salads

Taco salad is a classic dish, and for good reason—it's fresh, colorful and tasty. This particular taco salad recipe with ground beef makes a great lunch or dinner any time of year. Whip it up in under half an hour for a lighter take on taco night, or bring it along to your next get-together with friends as the perfect shareable dish. And if you're craving some extra crunch, serve this ground beef taco salad with tortilla chips!
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup thick & chunky salsa
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 bag (10 oz) romaine and leaf lettuce blend
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Tortilla chips, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In small bowl, mix sour cream, salsa and 2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning mix; refrigerate while making salad.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in remaining taco seasoning mix and water called for on seasoning mix package. Cook as directed on seasoning mix package.
  3. Divide lettuce among 6 dinner plates. Top each with beef, beans, cheese and tomato. Drizzle with dressing. Serve with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

  • Toss all the ingredients in this ground beef taco salad recipe together in a big bowl, then toss with the dressing—this way, you'll get dressing with every bite.


  • 1 Serving Calories 380 (Calories from Fat 170);  Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 1g);  Cholesterol 75mg;  Sodium 700mg;  Potassium 630mg;  Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 9g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 25g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 100%;  Vitamin C 4%;  Calcium 20%;  Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 Vegetable;  2 Lean Meat;  2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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