A huge hit with our kid testers: One said this not-too-spicy dish was so good, she'd eat it every night!

Elaine Magee


Recipe Summary

4 large servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: about 12 minutes Brown the beef in a nonstick pan, about 5 minutes; crumble with a fork. Stir in taco seasoning. Add 3/4 cup water to pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside. For dressing, put sour cream and salsa in a small bowl and stir or whisk until well blended; set aside. Serve cooled beef, dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, cheese, and tortilla chips in bowls or on a large serving platter. Set out small bowls of the garnishes so everyone can customize their salads. How kids can help: Shred lettuce; break up tortilla chips; rinse beans in a colander; measure and blend dressing; put garnishes in bowls.


Nutrition Facts

fat 17.6g; saturated fat 5.8g; sodium 1177.6mg; cholesterol 78.5mg.