Healthy Taco Salad With Ground Beef

taco salad with beef

Beef Taco Salad Recipe

Who doesn’t love a great taco salad? Seriously! Grass-fed beef is lower in calories, contains more healthy omega-3 fats, more vitamins A and E, higher levels of antioxidants, and up to seven times the beta-carotene. When paired with high vitamin C foods, you absorb more iron from the meat. Makes 4 servings.

Beef Taco Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup jarred chunky-style salsa
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ pint grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ avocado, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • ¼ cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups unsalted tortilla chips

Beef Taco SaladDirections

  • Heat a large pan. Add beef and cook until browned and cooked through.
  • Stir in the beans and salsa and keep warm.
  • Combine the lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, and red onion in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt, and oil and toss with the lettuce and vegetables.
  • Top each salad portion with the beef and bean mixture, cheese, and sour cream.
  • Serve tortilla chips on the side.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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