Confetti Beef Taco Salad

Total Recipe Time:  30 minutes
Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Makes 4 servings (2 cups lettuce, heaping 3/4 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup tom

1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
2/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
8 cups mixed salad greens
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1.Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in salsa; cook 2 minutes.  Remove skillet from heat; keep warm.
2.Line 4 plates with salad greens. Divide beef mixture among 4 plates. Top beef with cheese, tomato, pepper and onion.  Garnish with olives and dressing, as desired.

Cook's Tip:  Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Cook's Tip:  Optional Toppings:  sliced ripe olives, prepared ranch or French dressing.

Cook's Tip:  You may substitute shredded 2% milk Cheddar cheese for shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese, if low-fat is unavailable.

Nutritional Information
Nutrition information per serving: 221 calories; 6.7 g fat (3.2 g saturated fat; 2.5 g monounsaturated fat); 79 mg cholesterol; 571 mg sodium; 8.1 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 30.9 g protein; 7.1 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.5 mcg vitamin B12; 3.9 mg iron; 20.9 mcg selenium; 6.5 mg zinc; 90.6 mg choline. Trans fat 0.2g; polyunsaturated fat 0.4g; potassium 645mg; added sugars 0g.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.

Heart-Check certification does not apply to tips unless expressly stated.

Funded by The Beef Checkoff
Copyright © 2017 Cattlemen's Beef Board & National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Internal links within this website are funded and maintained by the Beef Checkoff.
All other outgoing links are to websites maintained by third parties. Read more >