Taco Salads


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 373.6
  • Total Fat: 18.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.0 mg
  • Sodium: 874.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 26.3 g

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Introduction

Tacos are one of my favorite all time things and this recipe satisfies my craving. Tacos are one of my favorite all time things and this recipe satisfies my craving.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound ground beef (93/7)
    1 pkg Taco Bell Home Originals Taco Seasoning
    1 box (12 ct) Old El Paso White Corn Shells
    3/4 cup water
    6 oz Kraft 2% Shredded Mild Cheddar
    small can of sliced olives
    1 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes
    8 cups Iceburg lettuce, shredded or chopped
    12 T (3/4 cup) reduced fat sour cream
    Pace Picated Sauce, to taste

Directions

Brown ground beef and drain. Prepare taco meat according to the directions on the Taco Bell package.

Meanwhile, follow taco shell heating directions from package.

When all is ready, crush 2 taco shells per serving and place lettuce, tomato, 1 oz cheese, 3 oz taco meat, olives, 2T sour cream and salsa into each bowl and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAWEBER1117.

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  • O.K.
    43 of 45 people found this review helpful
    I like to use a 100 calorie dorita chip bag, crush it up and add to the taco salad-no shell - this saves calories and still gives the crunch. - 1/3/10

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  • Very Good
    43 of 43 people found this review helpful
    I do mine sometimes without a shell to save on calories and carbs, just load up my plate with lettuce. Its a nice quick refreshing dinner ot make in the summer time. - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    38 of 38 people found this review helpful
    I always buy the Pace salsa because they do not use sugar! Good recipe! Thanks - 7/19/09

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  • 22 of 25 people found this review helpful
    mmm tastes great using ground turkey meat too!! - 8/23/09

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  • 19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    There are a million great variations of this. It tastes great without the added chips. Throw in more fresh veggies to add crunch. We skip the sour cream and just use salsa as a dressing. Sliced avocado adds a nice touch. - 7/27/09

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe- I always brown my ground beef then rinse it in a collander before adding the spice packets. This rinses away extra fat. - 1/28/10

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I make my own taco seasoning.That way I can limit the salt and it tastes just as great. - 7/1/09

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar salad but use romaine lettuce, black beans, and veggie grounds instead of meat. Also use Pace Picante (medium) and low fat sour cream, low fat cheese, and throw in 1/2 avocado (guac made with lime juice, salt, and minced garlic). Of course you have to add some Chalula or Tapatio! - 1/13/10

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I buy those low carb tortillas and bake them--saves calories, fat and carbs!! - 8/23/09

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  • 7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 4/17/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is good. But I also use my own spices to reduce sodium. If you want to make it healther to can use fresh herbs and spices as well as using baby spinch or greens instead of lettuce. When I do use the shell usually 1 is enough. But its a family fav, because every one can change it a little - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE Taco Salad! - 7/31/09

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    this recipe sounds very good and I think the whole family will like this one. Thanks - 6/23/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i like to use baked tortilla chips instead it makes it more fun to scoop - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    try adding kidney beans for more fiber and low carb shells to save calories - 3/29/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this without the chips less carbs less calories and loved it. - 1/24/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    had some tonight and it was good - 7/25/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    And I love taco salad but have to limit my portions. - 7/8/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Light 1000 island dressing adds a nice touch! - 4/11/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make a taco salad similar to this recipe but with ground turkey instead of beef, and I use my own seasonings (chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and cayenne pepper) to keep the salt low. I also use Kraft fat free cheddar cheese and add some fresh corn (cut off the cob or frozen). - 8/22/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    the salad is great, but the salt intake is a lot. - 5/19/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for a women's salad night. We all brought different salads to share. Everyone seemed to really like it and I REALLY loved it too. - 5/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very tasteful. Would definately try it again. - 4/18/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I think this sounds yummy, can't wait to try it with turkey! - 1/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try this! Going to make for supper tonight! - 7/30/09

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  • Great - 5/26/20

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  • Incredible!
    Very easy to make and very tasty. We loved it!! - 8/9/15

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  • Bad
    How is this a recipe? Its just the standard taco meat with a package of dry mix recipe. - 6/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    I don't care for sour cream, so I mixed my salsa with 1 T low-fat miracle whip. It made for a wonderful dressing. My husband like it too. - 1/20/12

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  • I would make this with Morningstar crumbles; I don't eat beef at all, but I like all of the other aspects of the taco! - 6/25/11

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  • Very Good
    I lolve tacos and this sounds excellent. Although for myself I will omit the sourcream. That is something I do not like. - 5/29/11

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  • too much sodium - 5/4/11

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  • Very Good
    I like to use crushed fritos instead of a shell. A few goes a long way. - 4/1/11

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  • For those of you who enjoy sour cream on your taco salad, try substituting nonfat plain greek yogurt for the sour cream. We mix salsa and greek yogurt together to use as a dressing for the taco salad. - 3/8/11

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  • Very Good
    YUMMY! I made it with pintos and kernal corn. Very hardy and filling. I used lite ranch dressing instead of sour cream. - 2/18/11

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  • Sounds amazing - 1/31/11

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  • Good
    There are so many things I can't eat in this because of a banded stomach and an intolderance for spicy things, but I think crushing the Doritos and not using shells, plus subbing with low fat cheese, will give me something I can digest.
    I'll try this, with my own substitutions. Thanks for this.
    - 1/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    Instead of using beef or pork we use ground turkey at home. :) Its healthier not to mention yummy! I love this recipe :) - 10/14/10

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  • Good
    I used the veggie grounds to make the vegetarian version. Liked it. - 10/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    Don't forget to check the sodium level in olives. I always rinse mine after opening a can. - 8/25/10

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  • Very Good
    I made a few adjustments; I used Old McCormick's taco seasoning instead of Taco Bell's because Old McCormick's does not contain MSG. I also used spinach leaf instead of iceberg only because I prefer the flavor. This was a great recipe! Thanks for sharing. - 8/18/10

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  • I love tacos and taco salads too... this recipe gives me some great ideas. - 8/15/10

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  • Loved this recipe! Made it with ground turkey. - 8/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    Substitute Taco Bell FAT Free Re-fried Beans for even better health benefits! - 8/11/10

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  • i love this - 8/2/10

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  • O.K.
    i will make it but minus the prepackaged stuff. I am doing my best to cutout all MSG related products from entering my system. I make my own taco seasoning using cumin, chili powder and mexican oregano to taste. - 7/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    I made this for dinner tonight. My husband and I just loved it. I made enough so I will have some left over for my lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe as tacos are one of my favorite meals. - 7/26/10

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  • If you wanted to make it vegetarian, you could substitute 1/2 cup brown rice with 1/2 cup black beans and saute that mixture in some taco seasoning mix instead of using ground meat. - 7/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    This is one of my favorites - 6/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    i do exactly as described except we use Frito Lay chips (just a handful) instead of shells and I have to admit i use regular sour cream. Excellent and quick. - 6/13/10

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  • Very Good
    Had this for lunch on a tostada shell. Like the olives added natural fats. Thanks for sharing. Glad I had all the ingredients on hand. - 6/4/10

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  • I love seeing everybody's hints. Making taco salad is easy, making it healthier with less calories & fat is the challenge. Lots of good ideas. - 5/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    This is a good basic recipe that can be altered to suit your tastes. I make it with one difference: instead of using crushed chips in the bowl (which get soggy), or a taco shell, I scoop up the salad with tortilla chips (along with a fork). With just a small amount of chips, you'll be satisfied. - 5/18/10

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  • Hopefully I'll be able to give this a try for the weekend :) - 4/27/10

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  • I made this recipe with Veggie Ground instead of ground beef, it was just as good! - 4/23/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this taco salad recipe, because it is simple to make. There is plenty of protein in the salad. Thanks for the recipe. - 3/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent. We'll make this one again. To save even more calories we used 96% lean ground beef and fat free shredded cheddar. - 3/21/10

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  • I have found that if you use ground chicken instead of beef it saves on calories but still gives a great flavor. This is great though. - 3/17/10

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  • Great idea Im going to make my own tonight. Lots of great ideas. I think I will do without the chips and pile on the veggies. That way I can have more cheese lol - 2/18/10

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  • SOMETIMES I WILL SKIP THE MEAT ALL TOGETHER, JUST LETTUCE TOMATO FAT FREE CHEDDAR SALSA AND FAT FREE RANCH DRESSING !! VERY GOOD...I WILL HAVE TO TRY THE GROUND TURKEY. - 2/17/10

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  • This was delicious and I used ground turkey instead of hamburger. I will definetly make this again. Entire family loved it. - 2/15/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good = Would change to less carbs to decrease calories and salt. - 2/4/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds good & easy, trying tonite - 8/26/09

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