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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