Lean and Beefy Taco Salad

Lean and Beefy Taco Salad

4.4 of 5 (81)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.0
  • Total Fat: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.2 mg
  • Sodium: 344.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Lean and Beefy Taco Salad calories by ingredient


Introduction

A taco salad that's as easy to make as it is nutritious! A taco salad that's as easy to make as it is nutritious!
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    8 oz lean ground beef
    2 tsp taco seasoning
    12 oz yellow sweet corn
    1-1/2 cups pinto beans
    1 cup shredded cheddar or colby cheese, low fat
    5 oz light tortilla chips
    6 tbsp sour cream, reduced fat
    4 tbsp taco sauce medium
    1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded or chopped
    1 cup tomatoes, chopped or sliced
    1/2 cup onions, chopped

Directions

Brown ground beef.
Add seasoning mix, corn, pinto beans, and taco sauce.
Simmer for approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
Sprinkle cheese over the top of the mixture and allow to melt.
Serve in about 1/2 cup portion with a tbsp of sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and approximately 6 large tortilla chips crushed over the top.


Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JESS4659.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This receipe can be modified, try black beans and eliminate the mean. Black beans have protien, and dont use sour cream use fat free greek yogurt which is nice an thick and taste great. Use romaine lettuce instead of iceburg, add cliantro, fresh salsa add avocado as well. Deduct the chips. - 4/2/09


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    Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe sets up the idea and then you can customize to your taste. I exchanged the iceberg for romaine; the sour cream for non fat yogurt; toasted a corn tortilla instead of chips. it was so quick and delicious - 4/29/09


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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was so very good. I try to eat 5 small meals a day so I freezed it in 10 small baggies and it freezes very well. I just put it over a small bed of lettuce and no chips. It doesn't need them...it's so flavorful. - 1/13/10


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this! The sweet corn is something I wouldn't have thought of. I finally felt like I was eating "real" food, but without having to cheat. I even added this to my Favorite foods in my Nutrition menu! - 2/10/09


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious but will use a lot more lettuce and tomatoes to make it more filling without a lot of extra calories. Thanks!! - 1/4/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Greaat recipe but I am just using chili beans next time..I use only Bushs chili beans and top with a little taco bell con Queso in chip isle .. - 9/10/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used a baked flour tortillia shaped into a bowl to serve mine in. - 10/29/11


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confusing calorie count and serving numbers!!??? Only 1 cup of lettuce and 6 tbsp for 10 servings?? Doesn't calculate or make sense? - 7/10/11


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We REALLY liked this recipe - will definitely use again. - 2/5/09


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would love to try this. I'm a little confused though. It says 10 servings but only 6 Tblsp sour cream, but each serving calls for 1 Tblsp. So Will the calories be off? - 1/26/09


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love this but i used ground deer meet which is less fat was great - 1/4/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very very good. Keep recipes like this and I will let my wife demand that I stay on a diet. - 3/23/07


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    Great idea! - 2/22/21


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    Very Good
    Delicious recipe. - 10/31/20


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    Wonderful base recipe. Thanks. - 9/10/20


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    This looks good. I will try it. - 9/2/20


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    Very Good
    I am making this tonight - 3/26/20


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    It can be done in other ways too. - 2/6/20


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    Incredible!
    love taco salad. - 2/28/17


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    Incredible!
    I added black olives to mine and skipped the beans and corn, very good. We added the taco sauce to the salad instead of just the meat. - 9/29/16


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    Very Good
    Much more filling than a half cup portion would suggest. I use Doritos instead of "light tortilla chips" because Awesome. - 9/10/16


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    Very Good
    Usually put the beans and corn in cold, so it was a nice change to heat them with the meat and add the cheese to melt. Added avocado, used fresh made pico de gallo, romaine lettuce and did not use any type of sour cream. Very tasty and will make again. - 7/24/15


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    Incredible!
    I made this tonight for my family. I made it exactly according to the directions. The whole family loved it. - 2/9/14


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    Very Good
    Nice alternative version of a Taco Salad. It was very good. I could see using black beans instead of pinto beans or even forgoing the lettuce and use the whole wheat scoops. I made a double batch for leftovers for work lunches and dinners. - 2/17/13


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    Incredible!
    I am going to make this tonight. Yummy. - 12/13/12


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    Should I use can corn or frozen corn, if canned should I drain it first? Same questions with the beans, canned beans or the kind in the bag that you sort and soak? - 4/20/12


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    Incredible!
    To make it even more lean, I have used venison...cant even taste the difference! In fact Ive made it with beef before and i prefer it with venison! - 3/26/12


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    Very Good
    Made this last night, my husband and i both enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing - 1/16/12


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    Great salad - 1/12/12


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    Very Good
    This was great. I used black beans. I also added some avocado on top and used greek yogurt. I also added some honey lime dressing and jalapeno flavored chips. Amazing! - 10/9/11


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    Incredible!
    Its Good! - 6/15/11


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Taco's and thanks to this recipe I don't have to deprive myself. Fantastic!!! - 2/17/11


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    Very Good
    Liked this recipe, did not use the corn and replaced them with black beans. Very tasty. Saved leftovers and had for lunch also. - 2/12/11


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    Very Good
    whole family loves this recipe! Adding to the rotation- we eat a lot of mexican dishes in this house! - 1/9/11


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    sounds like its gonna be a mexican night!!!! yum :P - 6/11/10


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    Oh so good and easy too. - 4/27/10


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    Very Good
    Really good and easy. I didn't use the taco seasoning, because I don't care for it, but used garlic and onion powder. - 4/5/10


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    Incredible!
    I can have a taco salad hurray!! I love taco salads but have been afraid to make any since I started eating healthy because everyone I knew to make was very fatting lol...not anymore ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty...>_< - 2/19/10


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    Will make this tomorrow for supper. - 8/30/09


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    Very Good
    This looks great! I am unsure as to how to serve this though. Do I serve everything seperately or put it all together and mix it up? - 1/26/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    1-1/2 cups pinto beans, I will not put in recipe! Will this chage the "Calories"? Can not wait to eat it. - 1/12/09


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    Has anybody made this with lean ground turkey? I am a big fan of it. Trying to figure out how to make it for one person. Does anybody know if the filling mixture, before cheese step, can be frozen? Can't wait to try it, absolutely LOVE mexican food! - 1/4/09


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    Now that sounds awesome to eat. I can't wait to make it on Tuesday. Thanks ((*_*)) - 1/4/09


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    Sounds great! I can't wait to try it. - 1/4/09


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    havent made it yet, but will add more lettuce, reduce sour cream, use black beans and change the onion to green onions. Thanks for the recipe! - 1/4/09


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    Incredible!
    If you are really in the mood for mexican this will curb that appeite!! Very good! I used a bit less sour cream and I mixed all the hot ingredents first then added some more salad and tomotoes.... It tasted wonderful!!!! - 1/4/09


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    This will be great for Super Bowl Sunday! Thanks! - 1/4/09


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    This sounds like a winner to me--I have done a taco salad before, but never thought of adding sweet corn to the meat mixture--I wrote all the ingredients down on my shopping list--think I might try getting the whole grain tortillas and making my own chips. - 1/4/09


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    sounds yummy, will make it soon. - 1/4/09


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    Incredible!
    This was fast and easy to make (especially on a work night) and it tastes great!! My husband and son loved it too! - 3/19/08


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    Incredible!
    This was delicious. I will be making it again and again. Whole family loved it. I cooked the onions with the meat because no one here likes raw onions and I added some avocado. very yummy. - 2/20/08


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    I halfed the recipe for me and my husband. I actually ate 2 servings (my husband ate the other 3). . I think 1 would be a little small. It was FANTASTIC! I also added some jalepanos ( I love spicy food) and used more lettuce and an extra TBSP of the low fat sour cream. I will def. make it again. - 1/25/08


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    O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Kinda a lot of servings. With a family of 4 and only 2 people that will eat mexican food. - 11/16/07


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    very yummie... loved it - 10/25/07


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    Incredible!
    This is amazing!! I will be making it all the time. Wonder why I've never thought of mixing the beans with the meat, I usually serve them on the side. I made my own salsa and mixed it in instead of the taco sauce. AWESOME!!!!!!!! - 10/3/07


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    Awesome! A very big hit with the entire family. Will definately make it again. - 9/12/07


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    Very Good
    Great! Easy to make too! - 9/6/07


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    Incredible!
    I loved this dish. I wanted to keep eating- so yummy! - 8/10/07


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    Very Good
    I am very pleased with the results of this and it was so simple. - 7/16/07


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    Incredible!
    Great!!! I used canned fat free pintos and rinsed them. I ate without chips--rest of family used the chips. Everyone loved it. - 6/8/07


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    Incredible!
    Love it! Easy, yummy and satisfying. Thank you. I used black beans instead of pinto. - 5/29/07


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe! Whole family enjoyed it. - 5/19/07


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    Incredible!
    This is a very tasty dish and was very very quick and simple. My husband loved it as well, and neither of us felt we were eating "diet food!" - 5/10/07


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    WOULDN'T IT BE HEALTHIER TO USE WHOLE GRAIN TACO SHELLS TO MAKE THE TACO TOPPINGS - 5/6/07

    Reply from JESPARO (6/22/08)
    sure, that's the great thing about the recipe too, you can add or subtract favorite mexican and healthy ingredients... i've also started using the whole-grain tortilla chips with this recipe too



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    Incredible!
    very quick and delicious! Make me feel full at the end of the meal. - 5/4/07


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    Super-nutritious and delicious;is addictive - 5/4/07


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    Incredible!
    The whole family couldn't get enough! - 5/4/07


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    Incredible!
    This is our Families new Favorite. Easy and very tasty. We love the mix of flavors and spicy kick! - 4/6/07


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    Very Good
    Very easy to make and tastes great. Not much of a bean lover, but this recipe is good. - 4/2/07


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    Incredible!
    you have to try this one!! yumyum - 3/27/07


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    Very Good
    Fast, and easily prepared before hand - 3/27/07


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    Incredible!
    My husband loved this and he does NOT like salads - 3/26/07


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    Incredible!
    I took this to a family gathering - everyone loved it. I used black beans instead of pintos. - 3/24/07


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    Incredible!
    This is excellent. We will have it very often. - 3/23/07


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    Incredible!
    I could eat this all day! if I could eat all day without gaining weight. It was wonderful. I am a fan of cheese and taco's and this was like a perfect mix (yes I know tacos have cheese). I can't wait to make it again! - 3/23/07


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    Incredible!
    This is something I could eat for hours. Awesome! - 3/22/07


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    This is a great recipe. I used black beans instead. My family loved it. - 3/21/07


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    Very Good
    sounds good, will try it .... - 3/14/07


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    Incredible!
    very easy and very yummy! - 3/14/07


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    Incredible!
    Fast and absolutely delicious! My husband described it as "a craveable salad." - 3/13/07