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Nutrition Facts

  Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 545.5
  Total Fat 35.4 g
      Saturated Fat 12.8 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 12.0 g
  Cholesterol 100.4 mg
  Sodium 329.8 mg
  Potassium 522.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
      Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
      Sugars 0.0 g
  Protein 31.2 g
  Vitamin A 17.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 51.6 %
  Vitamin B-6 18.9 %
  Vitamin C 15.2 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 2.5 %
  Calcium 17.3 %
  Copper 7.2 %
  Folate 12.5 %
  Iron 19.6 %
  Magnesium 8.7 %
  Manganese 13.3 %
  Niacin 30.7 %
  Pantothenic Acid     6.4 %
  Phosphorus     30.3 %
  Riboflavin 21.1 %
  Selenium 33.7 %
  Thiamin 7.5 %
  Zinc 36.5 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Calories in Taco Salad

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Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of Taco Salad

337 calories of Ground beef, lean, (4.50 oz)

156 calories of Snacks, Tostitos Corn Chips, (1.20 oz)

39 calories of Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, (0.20 cup, shredded)

8 calories of Red Ripe Tomatoes, (0.20 large whole (3" dia))

3 calories of Romaine Lettuce (salad), (0.40 cup, shredded)

3 calories of Poultry seasoning, (0.25 tbsp)

0 calories of Water, tap, (0.30 cup (8 fl oz))


Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

I don't know how many calories, but I did substitute baked chips and no cal dressing. Submitted by:
WENDIQ

(2/27/10)
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How did this make it as a healthy taco salad. I don't see the healthy side of this. 35 grams of fat in one meal?? Submitted by:
JOYS300

(4/28/09)
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I left off the corn chips so that I could have a side of 100 calorie popcorn. Submitted by:
BEV312

(4/22/09)
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I would go with ground turkey instead to save on some of that fat for sure and maybe some low sodium taco seasoning but it does sound good. Oh and dont forget the fat free cheese and this could be much healthier. The fat forthis one meal is more then half of my daily max. Submitted by:
LEARNINGTOLUVME

(4/22/09)
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I THINK THAT THE CARBS AND FAT READINGS ARE REVERSED THERE IS NO WAY THERE CAN ONLY BE 4.5 CARBS WHEN ONE OUNCE OF CORN CHIPS HAS 16 CARBS AND THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR 6 OUNCES Submitted by:
SBARBOZA

(4/21/09)
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This is basically the same recipe I always use. It is very good. But I wouldn't tout it as lower fat. I'm going to rate it as a recipe should be rated - on taste.. Some people out there are not trying to lose weight. It is a very yummy way to have tacos. This recipe is over 1/4lb of beef per peson Submitted by:
SKAYT77

(4/21/09)
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I don't see how this could be labed "lower fat" when it has 35.4 grams of fat per serving, not to mention the 545 calories. All the ideas on lowering fat are great, but then wouldn't it be a whole difference recipe that should be listed instead? Submitted by:
DONWGNR

(4/21/09)
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an interesting way to make a favorite taco salad. Lots of lettuce. Chopped up raw red peppers, so yummy, lean ground turkey, onions, taco seasoning or make ur own w/less sodium like some1 suggested, skip the chips, add a low fat delicious alt. 4 sour cream, a small bit of nonflavored greek yogurt :) Submitted by:
NOTPERFECT0

(4/20/09)
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I appreciate the suggestions listed here to lower the sodium content and make this healthier. I love this kind of thing, but have to be very careful of sodium and fat contents. So thanks folks for all the alternative ideas! Submitted by:
CHANAHLIORA

(4/20/09)
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I make this with ground turkey add more veggies, what ever your preference is and use the whole wheat low carb tortillas to make my own chips. come on people instead of beating up the recipe change it, or just don't make it. sorry if that seems harsh, but some of the comments are harsh. Submitted by:
PITTERPATTER3

(4/20/09)
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I love taco salad. Will take lots of the suggestions to lower the fat and sodium into consideration when I ake it. Just have to be sure not to eat more of it than I should Submitted by:
LLBRCFAN

(4/20/09)
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We've been making this for years; however, we use 98% fat free hamburg, add onions, black olives, cherry tomatoes and definitely FAT FREE cheese. We also use a Taco Seasoning packet made by Ortega. I put mine in a bowl while the meat is warm, shake it up and serve it. Great quick meal! Submitted by:
MIELNINA

(4/20/09)
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I substituded ground turkey for the ground beef to cut down on the fat content and use low fat cheese. Submitted by:
MPSWEET1

(4/20/09)
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yes it sounds good(i love taco salad) But don't u think it would be better with chicken breast instead of beef way less fat and calories and use baked tortilla chips instead of regular ones....there is always ways to eat what u like just with lower fat and calories Submitted by:
JACIKEMP

(4/20/09)
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I've been making this for years. I use ground turkey, add onions when cooking. We also use doritos to kick it up some times. Try using theses add ons to mix things up non fat sour cream, home salsa, green onions, mexican white cheese, hot sauce and beans. Submitted by:
CONEJO81

(4/20/09)
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I rinsed the beef after draining the grease from it before adding the taco packet and lowered the fat content. I have also made it with just chili powder, cumin and a can of rotella and it turned fine. Iwas able to lower the sodium content for myself. Husband loved it. Submitted by:
THESGTMJR

(4/20/09)
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Love the recipe. Cut the fat then buy extra lean ground meat. I never have grease when I buy it extra lean. Submitted by:
MERCIEJ3

(10/17/08)
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This is a very good meal w/me substituting the meat w/beef flavored TVP (TexturedVegetableProtein), baked tortilla chips & adding some onions! Submitted by:
SUENE11

(10/17/08)
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I have been making this recipe for years as I don't like the mess of east regular Tacos. I use crumbled up taco shells, less fat than chips. I add , onions and black olives, no fat refried beans or kidney beans, and no fat sour cream. It then ibecomes a complete mea that we all love. Submitted by:
JODIFRANK

(4/25/08)
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My first thought was great a taco salad recipe. As I looked at the ingredients and calories, I had second thought about making this....I will give it a try but I will use ground turkey, my own spices, and baked taco chips. Submitted by:
BERQUAL

(4/20/08)
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I also used ground turkey and fat free sour cream. I used tortilla chips instead of corn chips. My husband loved it! Submitted by:
ANGELP1028

(4/16/08)
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I made this with some changes to cut the fat by tons and calories! I cooked up chopped onions and mushrooms with Morning Stars crumbles with a tiny bit of olive oil. I also used multigrain tortila chips just for dip/scoop purposes, but mostly had on a bed of lettuce. Was very good & good for me!! Submitted by:
ABATEMAN

(4/15/08)
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Had it over the weekend and loved it, but only good for a bit of cheating once in a while, imo due to the calories and fat! Submitted by:
MELR03

(4/14/08)
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It seems to make it even lower in fat that you could use ground turkey. I am going to try it! Submitted by:
BETTYJO2U

(4/13/08)
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I used ground turkey in place of the beef. I also use fat free sour cream as a topping. Submitted by:
MFORD49576

(4/11/08)
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This is making me hungry. It is VERY high in fat. Could wash the beef with water after cooking or use ground turkey. Could cut the amount of meat and add more lettuse or tomatoes. There is always ways to cut the recipes we enjoy. I plan on trying this one. Submitted by:
MSJANTASTIC

(4/10/08)
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This was great. Ground chicken instead of beef. Baby spinach leaves and spring mesculin mix instead of romaine lettuce. I use taco seasoning by Victorian Epicure, so it is all natural, and has WAY less salt. use marbled cheddar, and homemade salsa. Very yummy, and WAY less fat, salt, and calorie Submitted by:
MGODSS

(4/10/08)
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Thsi was great. I used low sodium taco seasoning, and added pinto beans for protein & fiber. I also had multi-grain tortilla chips by Garden of Eatin which I really recommend. Submitted by:
TERINAF

(1/28/08)
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Just reading this has clogged my arteries!! Need to cut some of the fat/cal/chol/sodium for me!! Submitted by:
TSHAFFER

(10/19/07)
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Put browned meat in strainer and pour boiling water over (pan too) to help remove fat. Replace chips with whole wheat tortillas. Submitted by:
MAMIELOU

(10/19/07)
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YUM! Lower in fat/cals than getting it at the restaurant! Submitted by:
STEPH2003

(10/18/07)
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Glad we got a taco salad with less calories great going Ida Submitted by:
IDALUKE

(10/18/07)
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Want to cut the fat - after browning the meat, wash off all the fat, then add seasoning and water. Submitted by:
GARYBOBPITTS

(10/17/07)
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When I try this, I'll either bake corn tortillas that have been sprayed with canola oil, or cut that out entirely and put the meat mixture on a bed of lettuce. I'd also add some nonfat sour cream. Submitted by:
OZARKMOM

(10/17/07)
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I would use ground soy otherwise there's no way I could have it. Way too many calories. Submitted by:
SAP958

(10/17/07)
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I used 1/2 lb klean beef and added one can of low fat pinto beans - this reduce the fat and increased the fiber and taste Submitted by:
MFRANK

(10/17/07)
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