Jessie's Light Taco Salad


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 533.8
  • Total Fat: 24.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 90.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,769.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 37.9 g

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A delicious light version of taco salad using light ingredients. A delicious light version of taco salad using light ingredients.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 lb. Ground Sirloin
    1/2 Cup chopped onion
    1 Can Dark red kidney beans
    1 packet Old Elpaso Taco Seasoning Mix
    Small head of lettuce or 16 oz bag of prepared chopped lettuce
    1 Cup Cherry tomatoes - diced or other diced tomatoes
    1/2 Cup Light Catalina Salad Dressing
    8 oz. 2% Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    1 Cup Broken Baked Tostitos Chips (scoops or rounds)


Brown ground beef and onion in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drain off excess grease. Add one can of dark red kidney beans - drained. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes until beans are warmed.

While meat is cooking, mix into a large bowl lettuce, tomatoes, catalina dressing, cheese and broken tostitos chips.

Serve one of two ways: Add meat/bean mixture to the salad and toss - or serve individually on top of salad mixture. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REUGAN.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful Tasting and a lot of protien! - 1/29/10

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  • I changed this recipe somewhat because I'm on a controlled diet...I used ground turkey instead of sirloin and taco sauce instead of catalina dressing. I rinsed the canned kidney beans before adding them. And I made my own taco seasoning to cut down on salt. It was AWESOME! Great idea! - 2/8/10

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  • Looks delish! Extra lean ground turkey or bison would cut down on the fat and calories without sacrificing taste or protein. - 2/6/10

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  • Ohh, looks too high in calories for a light meal. - 2/1/10

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  • you can make this vegetarian by using a soy protein product - 1/30/10

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  • Great, light way to enjoy taco salad. Very filling and relatively low in calories if you go easy on the beef and tortilla chips and heavy on the veggies. Also great topped with homemade salsa instead of just tomatoes! - 1/30/10

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