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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 559.3
  • Total Fat: 19.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,154.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 40.0 g

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Healthified White Trash Taco Salad

Submitted by: VRAKLIS
Healthified White Trash Taco Salad

Introduction

Have you ever had that wonderful white trash taco salad made with Doritos, taco meat, tons of cheese and an entire bottle of Catalina/French dressing? Oh yeah, I believe there may be some lettuce in there also. I personally love the stuff but DONíT love the calorie count (I calculated it at over 1,000 calories per serving!!). I prefer to splurge on dessert and tend to choose healthier options for my meals.

Well, I donít see why I canít have my cake and eat it too, so I took that atrocity of a ďsaladĒ and turned it into something I could feel good about eating on what is now almost a weekly basis. It has become one of my favorite go-to meals b/c itís easy and so tasty. Plus, I like big portion sizes and the bulk of the lettuce allows you to get a big plateful for about half the fat and calories of the original recipe. Now thatís what Iím talkin' 'bout.
Have you ever had that wonderful white trash taco salad made with Doritos, taco meat, tons of cheese and an entire bottle of Catalina/French dressing? Oh yeah, I believe there may be some lettuce in there also. I personally love the stuff but DONíT love the calorie count (I calculated it at over 1,000 calories per serving!!). I prefer to splurge on dessert and tend to choose healthier options for my meals.

Well, I donít see why I canít have my cake and eat it too, so I took that atrocity of a ďsaladĒ and turned it into something I could feel good about eating on what is now almost a weekly basis. It has become one of my favorite go-to meals b/c itís easy and so tasty. Plus, I like big portion sizes and the bulk of the lettuce allows you to get a big plateful for about half the fat and calories of the original recipe. Now thatís what Iím talkin' 'bout.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
    1 can black beans or dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 taco seasoning spice packet
    1 medium head of iceburg lettuce, chopped, or your choice of salad greens
    4 oz. baked Doritos, crushed
    1 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese
    2 tomatoes, chopped (or 1 pint cherry/grape tomatoes)
    1/2 cup light French or Catalina dressing


Directions

Brown the ground beef over medium heat; drain the broth and fat. Add the beans and taco seasoning, plus 3/4 cup water. Simmer on medium until the water has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the meat with everything remaining ingredients, including the dressing, and mix well. Divide between large plates and and serve with salsa and sour cream if you wish (not included in nutritional information).

If youíre only cooking for one or two, just use a portion of the meat and halve/quarter the measurements for the remaining ingredients. Save the meat mixture in the fridge for your next meal. If you make the whole thing and save it, youíll have soggy chips and lettuce the next time you dig in so I wouldnít recommend that method. Store everything separately until ready to serve and then just toss it all together.



Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VRAKLIS.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my 3 year old, 5 year old and hubby loved this recipe....i added salsa for the dressing instead of actual dressing and added some olives :) - 3/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds amazing. On the menu for tomorrow. - 2/2/11

    Reply from VRAKLIS (2/2/11)
    Great! Please come back and leave a star rating based on what you thought. I hope you like it!


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  • Five stars are NOT enough!!!! This salad is in a rating scale all its own! I also find it to be well worth NOT buying the Doritos to add. I ate the ENTIRE big bag that was left from making yesterday's salad and had to go without today. It's still very good and at least 1,250 Calories fewer! :p - 4/1/12

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  • lol i grew up eating this taco salad! its awesome....great for picky kids, they can pick their own toppings and you can still put healthy stuff in yours :) - 5/4/11

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  • Sounds awesome for when I want to pretend I'm misbehaving. I will be making it with a couple of changes; ground turkey breast instead of beef & hot sauce instead of catalina dressing. - 2/14/11

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