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Fully Loaded Taco Salad

Taco Salad is the easiest way to rock Taco Tuesday like a pro! It's loaded with fresh veggies, cheese, and seasoned meat with crunchy tortilla strips! Whether you're meal-prepping or looking for a quick weekday dinner, this recipe is a real crowd pleaser.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Tortilla Strips

Mexican Ground Beef

Taco Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce roughly chopped
  • 1 can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can yellow corn drained
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream

Instructions

Tortilla Strips

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it well with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cut tortillas in half, and cut each half into 6-8 strips (depending on how wide you want them). Arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray or brush the strips evenly with canola oil. Sprinkle the salt over the strips. Bake in preheated oven for 4-6 minutes or until browned, rotating baking sheet halfway through cooking time.

Mexican Ground Beef

  • In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, brown meat. Drain off fat through a colander and return beef to skillet.
  • Return the skillet to the stovetop. Season the meat with the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add the water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Taco Salad

  • Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss together well and serve with lime and sour cream.

Notes

  • This recipe can also be made using ground pork, ground chicken, or ground turkey.

Nutrition

Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 1464mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14905IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 7.3mg