Beef and Bean Taco Salad

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Beef and Bean Taco SaladRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

To help keep the tortillas in the shape of a bowl, keep the ramekins on the pan when you flip the tortillas over, and use them as supports to help prop up the tortilla bowls.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salad)


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3/4 pound extra-lean ground beef (93% lean)
3/4 cup medium refrigerated fresh salsa (such as La Mexicana)
1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
Cooking spray
4 (8-inch) 100% whole-wheat soft taco flour tortillas (such as Mission)
1 cup chopped tomato
3/4 cup chopped ripe avocado
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce)
1 (8-ounce) package presliced iceberg lettuce
1.5 ounces preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese (1/3 cup)


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add salsa and beans; cook 5 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.

3. Place 4 (7-ounce) ramekins upside down on a large jelly-roll pan; coat ramekins with cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla over each ramekin; fold down sides to form upside-down cups. Lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray. Broil 2 to 3 minutes on middle oven rack or until tortillas brown in spots. Remove pan from oven; let stand 1 minute. Invert tortillas, propping against ramekins and sides of pan to keep their shape; lightly coat with cooking spray. Broil an additional 2 minutes on middle rack or until browned. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

4. Place tomato, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and oil in a small bowl; toss gently to combine. Combine sour cream and adobo sauce in a small bowl, stirring well.

5. Divide lettuce evenly among tortilla bowls. Top evenly with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Divide avocado mixture evenly over top; dollop 1 tablespoon sour cream mixture over each serving.

Created date

April 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 446
Fat 16.7 g
Satfat 5.4 g
Monofat 7.7 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 607 mg
Calcium 307 mg