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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 545.5
  • Total Fat: 35.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 100.4 mg
  • Sodium: 329.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 31.2 g

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Taco Salad


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Introduction

An easy, fast, and lower fat version of this restaurant favorite. An easy, fast, and lower fat version of this restaurant favorite.

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
    • 1 package taco seasoning
    • 1 1/2 cup water
    • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
    • 1 large tomato, diced
    • 1 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (or cheese of choice)
    • 1- 6 oz. package corn chips

Directions

1. In skillet, brown ground beef and drain grease. Mix in water and taco seasoning and simmer, uncovered, until you have desired consistency.



2. Make bed of corn chips on plate, and place meat on top. Cover with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese, and serve.



Makes 5 servings.






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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/20/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/20/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I added canned pinto beans. This is a good, easy supper. - 4/20/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I took this to a group mtg & it was wonderful! I used very lean ground beef & it was very tastey! - 4/24/08

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    ok here it is on weight watchers here salad is 11 points per serving I revised w/ turkey, and baked tortilla chips and eliminated the seasoning packet and put 1 tbsp chili powder and 1 tbsp paprika which made the receipe go down to 7 points.. per serving. I did not add sour cream.. - 4/20/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I left off the corn chips so that I could have a side of 100 calorie popcorn. - 4/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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 - 4/21/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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 :) - 4/20/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love the taste of fresh tomato but I used lean beef - 10/22/07

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Similiar to my recipe, but with the leanest ground beef or ground turkey. Draining the beef with hot water gets some of the grease out. I add whatever veggies I want whenever it is prepared, good but I consider it a treat, not for everyday. - 4/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    family loved them!!! - 10/18/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good meal w/me substituting the meat w/beef flavored TVP (TexturedVegetableProtein), baked tortilla chips & adding some onions! - 10/17/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Totally delicious. I'm allergic to tomatoes so I leave them out and it still tastes great AND my kids love it, too!!! - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also used ground turkey and fat free sour cream. I used tortilla chips instead of corn chips. My husband loved it! - 4/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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!! - 4/15/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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! - 4/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used ground turkey in place of the beef. I also use fat free sour cream as a topping. - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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 - 4/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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. - 1/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked the way that it taste. I think I will have this again and again! LOL - 10/17/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I plan to try. - 10/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    While it may be not appear to be diet food, I still make it on occassion. It's filling and satisfying as a meal. I like to add a heaping tablespoon of sour cream. For me, this is comfort food AND a lot healthier than french fries or other fried foods. - 10/17/07

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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 - 10/17/07

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  • I've been making this for years. I am so glad to find it here. Thank you! - 8/7/11

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