Easy Beef Taco Salads

Easy Beef Taco Salad

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 25 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix

Salad

  • 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
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Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

Calories380(Calories from Fat170),Total Fat19g(Saturated Fat9g,Trans Fat1g),Cholesterol75mgSodium700mgTotal Carbohydrate26g(Dietary Fiber9g Sugars2g),Protein25g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A100%;Vitamin C4%;Calcium20%;Iron20%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
 

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