Confetti Beef Taco Salad
  • 30 min
  • Makes 4 servings (2 cups lettuce, heaping 3/4 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 2 tablespoons cheese, 2 tablespoons bell pepper, 1 tablespoon onion)
  • Salad

Beef Confetti Taco Salad

Enjoy this salad at home on Taco Tuesday or any night of the week. Your favorite taco ingredients are deconstructed and served up on a salad. No taco shell needed. This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (about one cup)
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Instructions

  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.

    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.
  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: Optional Toppings: sliced ripe olives, prepared ranch or French dressing

  • Test Kitchen Tips 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.
    Optional Toppings: sliced ripe olives, prepared ranch or French dressing

Nutrition Information

221 Calories; 6.7g Total Fat; 3.2g Saturated Fat; 0.4g Polyunsaturated Fat; 2.5g Monounsaturated Fat; 0.2g Trans Fat; 79mg Cholesterol; 571mg Sodium; 645mg Potassium; 8.1g Total carbohydrate; 30.9g Protein; 3.9mg Iron; 7.1mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 90.6mg Choline; 2.5mcg Vitamin B12; 6.5mg Zinc; 20.9mcg Selenium; 3g Fiber.