CONFETTI BEEF TACO SALAD

Version 7 - Confetti Beef Taco Salad -- Your favorite taco flavors and ingredients deconstructed and served on mixed greens. Heart-Check certification does not apply to recipes or links unless expressly stated.
Your favorite taco flavors and ingredients deconstructed and served on mixed greens. Heart-Check certification does not apply to recipes or links unless expressly stated.
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings (2 cups lettuce, heaping 3/4 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 2 tablespoons cheese, 2 tablespoons pepper, 1 tablespoon onion).

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  2. 2/3 cup salsa
  3. 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
  4. 1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
  5. 8 cups mixed salad greens
Garnish:
  1. 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  2. 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONFETTI BEEF TACO SALAD

  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.
  • 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.
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