We suggest assembling all the ingredients first and tossing them just before serving to keep the lettuce and chips crisp. Serve pineapple sherbet for dessert.
1 pound ground sirloin
1 (1.25-ounce package) taco seasoning
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
2/3 cup bottled salsa
8 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
4 cups (4 ounces) bite-sized baked tortilla chips
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes, drained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 (15-ounce) can kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sliced ripe black olives
How to Make It
Cook the beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Combine sour cream and salsa in a small bowl.
Combine the beef mixture, iceberg lettuce, tortilla chips, tomatoes, 1/2 cup cheese, and beans in a large bowl. Drizzle the sour cream mixture over the salad, and toss gently. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese and black olives. Serve immediately.
Pretty tasty! I mixed all the ingredients together except the lettuce and chips, because I knew I'd be eating this over a couple of days and didn't want the lettuce and chips to get soggy. Very easy to eat as leftovers. I just heated the beef/bean mixture up in the microwave for about 45 seconds, then covered it with lettuce and ate it with the chips. I did leave out the olives, because I don't care for them.
Great Salad!!! I did not use the beans (did not have any on hand) and did not use the olives (we don't like them). I did add some frozen corn to the cooked beef which we all liked. I crushed the taco chips to make them more bite sized. My family has already requested that I make this salad again. I would not hesitate to serve it company for a casual meal.
This is a great taco salad recipe; the dressing was wonderful ... it should be assembled at the last minute to keep the lettuce and chips crisp. I also added chopped onions and used pinto beans with jalapenos and used mild cheddar. It would be great for a casual meal with friends or family. It is a definite repeat.
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